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Forum: Road Cycling
06-20-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,474
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...
06-04-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,280
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: 847
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.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-22-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,474
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...
05-14-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
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...
05-05-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,045
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
04-07-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 152,474
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
03-29-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 238,735
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
03-21-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 238,735
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...
01-31-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,639
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...
01-26-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,292
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: 238,735
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...
01-17-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,670
Posted By berner

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

Person with two watches never knows the time, so says Confucius.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 238,735
Posted By berner

My first interest was in voyaging. I had even...

My first interest was in voyaging. I had even picked out a beautiful Hereshoff 36' ketch I was going to build myself. That plan got sidetracked as I began to build boats for a living that ranged from...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-10-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 11,666
Views: 238,735
Posted By berner

The topic is baseball. It's not the season but...

The topic is baseball. It's not the season but I'm not a fan anyway of any professional sport. But as a boy of 10 y.o. no sound was sweeter than the crack of a bat hitting a baseball. I grew up in a...
01-08-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,574
Posted By berner

Knees are strong in the usual movements, front to...

Knees are strong in the usual movements, front to back, of running or pedaling. They are much less strong in lateral movements. I have devised a series of lateral strengthening movements with ankle...
12-28-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By berner

The latest thinking by scientists is that the...

The latest thinking by scientists is that the galaxy, which should be teeming with life forms seems devoid of any life save humanity. They speculate such life forms likely obliterated themselves. My...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-23-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 262,383
Posted By berner

Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality...

Addiction point to a somewhat nutty personality but I'm not sure which came first. Alex Thomson races a boat called Hugo Boss. ...
12-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,275
Posted By berner

I've always thought the arrow applied to the...

I've always thought the arrow applied to the northern hemisphere only..
Forum: Road Cycling
12-21-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 262,383
Posted By berner

I don't have much, being a former working man,...

I don't have much, being a former working man, but I don't need much so I've been making donations to the Rhode Island Food Bank. I can't imagine not having enough food at home for your kids. After...
12-16-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 15,622
Posted By berner

Not all, but some of the people who go into...

Not all, but some of the people who go into police work are not hired because of their intellect. It seems the main criteria is the capacity to follow orders without question. Many are ex military.
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12-12-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,693
Posted By berner

It seems to me that if a saddle is set on the...

It seems to me that if a saddle is set on the verge of being too high, then a small incease in heigth, even as little as 1/8" may well cause a problem in an already troublesome knee. Carbonfiber Boy...
12-06-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,290
Posted By berner

I'm of the opinion that life itself is an...

I'm of the opinion that life itself is an intelligent test. If we respond correctly to life's challenges we stand a good chance of long life. An incorrect response produces the opposite.
12-05-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,216
Posted By berner

The nutters is one obvious problem. Another is...

The nutters is one obvious problem. Another is the level of mistrust in government and other institutions. A large part of mistrust is the consequences of the kind of people who populate those...
Forum: Foo
11-29-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,301
Posted By berner

I'm a fan of the tried tried and true. The old...

I'm a fan of the tried tried and true. The old Gooney Bird from the "30s is still flying and providing reliable transportation after more than 85 years....
11-29-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By berner

I'm in favor of a sharper image. Reality is...

I'm in favor of a sharper image. Reality is over-rated.
11-27-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,566
Posted By berner

As a buddhist sympathiser I work at avoiding...

As a buddhist sympathiser I work at avoiding distractions and keeping my attention on the ride and the road ahead. It is very easy to get distracted so that we do not see what is ahead. It is a sort...
11-19-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,046
Posted By berner

I'm a retired boat builder and have worked with...

I'm a retired boat builder and have worked with composites, both glass and carbon. That is a fine job and I would not worry about it. Nevertheless, it costs nothing to keep an eye on it.
11-08-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 46,481
Posted By berner

People with large amounts of money spend large...

People with large amounts of money spend large amounts on their toys. As an example. Michael Bloomberg is a billionaire and keeps a 100' yacht at the Newport Shipyard in Newport, Rhode Island. I...
11-03-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,422
Posted By berner

It's never too late to be young again. I began...

It's never too late to be young again. I began cycling at about age 71 or so. Gradually built up to more mileage and was surprised to be putting on muscle and enjoying a whole new activity.
10-16-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,946
Posted By berner

I try to get back to my home town, a 200 mile...

I try to get back to my home town, a 200 mile drive, for Christmas. This year the trip is out.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 262,383
Posted By berner

One of the funnest experiences I've had was...

One of the funnest experiences I've had was riding the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Train partway to Silverton during a backpacking trip with friends from the Appalachian Mountain Club. On...
10-12-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,425
Posted By berner

I would think a flat back more likely to promote...

I would think a flat back more likely to promote good breathing. Being hunched over looks as if the chest cavity would be compressed to some extent preventing a full breadth. Maybe those guys all...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11,492
Views: 262,383
Posted By berner

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food...

I used to have a poor opinion of grits as a food source until I lived on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. I grew to love grits and now miss it for breakfast.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,061
Posted By berner

I had the same problem with my bike when it was...

I had the same problem with my bike when it was new. The offset caused the bike to pull noticeably to one side. After much measuring and I may even have resorted to some prayer, I carefully used a...
10-03-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,877
Posted By berner

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made...

You are likely putting on muscle. I recently made a big push to reduce sugar intake. I eat as much as I wish but have been losing weight by about one pound per week. I have a flat stomach again after...
10-02-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,269
Posted By berner

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". ...

It has been said "as you sow so shall ye reap". Trump has shown no compassion so it is not surprising he is not shown any. He has worked to divide people despite an oath of office to work on behalf...
09-24-20, 07:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By berner

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up....

Rhode Island's rate of Covid-19 infections is up. I could see it being higher during mid summer months because R.I. is a vacation/holiday area. People are drawn to the cooler weather and beaches. At...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 147,509
Posted By berner

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is...

There are no prizes for imaginative music. It is not a category on any list. On the other hand, Carlos Santana, 40 years or so after Woodstock, is still going strong....
09-22-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By berner

There has evidently been a recent release of...

There has evidently been a recent release of inmates from the asylum.
09-21-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By berner

All's Well That Ends Well

A few days ago my car ended up with a dead battery while parked in front of the library. Mostly my own fault as I'd left the headlights on. But the battery was old and it had crossed my mind to...
09-20-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,914
Posted By berner

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your...

Welcome Lily. Life has placed more bumps in your path but each difficulty dealt with will increase your confidence in dealing with the next difficulty. As said above, reach out to cyclists for advice...
09-16-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,096
Posted By berner

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden...

I began cycling at about age 70 and have ridden 26,000 miles since, about 3000 miles per year. Obviously pro tours are not in my future but this does not diminish my enjoyment. Here in coastal Rhode...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 147,509
Posted By berner

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort...

I'm retired but have been thinking of some sort of part time job I could do from home. Maybe become a crop circle designer and sell the plans of the web.
09-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 521
Posted By berner

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the...

Awesome gesture. Just as I was thinking that the whole country was going down the drain, some real empathy.
09-13-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,337
Posted By berner

New England has many old towns with narrow...

New England has many old towns with narrow streets. I'm of the opinion that tractor and trailers, when are 40' or more in length are dangerous in many towns and lengths should be restricted.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,093
Posted By berner

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is...

Where to carry your stuff in cooler weather is one half the problem. The other half is the gear itself. Montbell, a Japanese company makes some super light weight jackets. an have I have an older...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-06-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7,777
Views: 147,509
Posted By berner

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to...

A boyhood friend in my home town that I get to see about once a year, frequently says, "I don't drink anymore". This statement is followed by, "I don't drink any less" as he pours a good measure of...
09-03-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,592
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
09-03-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,592
Posted By berner

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to,...

Rhode Island is a place that people vacation to, a destination. It is not too surprising that infection rates have trended up in the past few weeks or so. I do think though that infection rates are...
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