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Forum: General January 24th 09, 01:59 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Alex Colvin
Coast to Coast, July 2 - Aug 9, plus RAGBRAI, want to Join Us?

Hello to anyone who may be interested in a limited support coast to
coast bicycle ride. =A0I am inviting you to join me.

That sounds like so much fun, but I don't get that much leave.

With...
Forum: General January 20th 09, 04:22 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Alex Colvin
How long to previous performance level after injury?

The refractory period increases with age...
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mac the naf
Forum: General January 20th 09, 04:16 PM Posted to sci.electronics.basics,rec.bicycles.misc,sci.environment
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By Alex Colvin
Traffic Light Spoofer for Cyclists

If only I had a 9 volt battery powered spoofer that would trick the
intersection into changing the light!


See...
Forum: General December 20th 08, 06:00 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Alex Colvin
Lump Miles versus Intervals...

If it's fifty miles to beer, then go fifty miles to beer, but if there
are good snacking sausages at mile thirty to put in your panniers to
accompany beer, then this is a very appropriate...
Forum: Rides December 7th 08, 10:34 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Replies: 4
Views: 1,163
Posted By Alex Colvin
Stationary miles?

I'm just posting to let you know that I've officially cycled
a century.

I'm impressed, I've barely managed an hour.

Unfortunately, it wasn't done a real Bike. It was done on the Schwinn
231...
Forum: Rides October 22nd 08, 06:37 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By Alex Colvin
Touring in Vermont

Does anyone here have any experience on traveling by bicycle in
Vermont? I don't want an organized tour; I like to just meander around
and wherever I wind up in the evening I try and find a...
Forum: General October 17th 08, 01:21 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 39
Views: 1,570
Posted By Alex Colvin
United charging $350 r/t for bicycles

At $350 r/t it's definitely time to look at alternatives that can fit

At those prices, it's cheaper (and more reliable) to have the bike
shipped.
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mac the naf
Forum: General October 15th 08, 01:07 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 84
Views: 1,348
Posted By Alex Colvin
There ARE more adults riding bikes

Again, that's not nearly a serious an infraction as someone driving
wrecklessly.

I've been driving wrecklessly for years %)
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mac the naf
Forum: Rides October 13th 08, 02:20 AM Posted to rec.bicycles.rides
Replies: 8
Views: 485
Posted By Alex Colvin
Metric? Or, standard?

When you cyclists go for rides, what unit of measurement do you use?
Kilometers or miles?

Calories!
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mac the naf
Forum: General September 15th 08, 01:09 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 7
Views: 458
Posted By Alex Colvin
Knees (again)

Normally, the correct leg extension is achieved by raising or lowering
the saddle. Having either too little or too much leg extension can
cause knee pain. Have you tried adjusting the trainer? Too...
Forum: General July 22nd 08, 08:19 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By Alex Colvin
Stop Making Multi-speed Kids Bicycles

Those multi-speed kids bicycles end up at the curb for garbage pick
up. They should ban them from the stores and go back to single speed
bicycles for the cheap children's bicycle market. The kids...
Forum: General July 16th 08, 06:16 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 13
Views: 539
Posted By Alex Colvin
Traveling With Your Bike By Air

I am starting to lay plans for a trip. I've never wanted to take a bike by
air before, so I don't know what is required.

You might want to look into shipping the bike via UPS and picking...
Forum: General June 17th 08, 07:32 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Alex Colvin
Bumper Sticker = Bad Driver?

I really think Zoot needs some fake machine gun mounts on his
ride to get the attention of motorists so they know this cyclist
has "'tude"!

You know, waving a fake gun is generally a really bad...
Forum: General May 29th 08, 10:55 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Alex Colvin
Trek Incite 9i, but with cadence....?

I have the 9i wireless, which I love, but would like to add cadence.
Love the quality and simplicity of the Trek.
Love the clean look of the wireless.
What are my options?

Learn to live without...
Forum: UK January 22nd 08, 02:27 PM Posted to cam.transport, uk.rec.cycling, rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 50
Views: 1,237
Posted By Alex Colvin
Average (non-racing) cycling speeds

Does anyone know of any reliable references as to how the average
cycling speeds have changed over the past 50-60 years?

I'd have to say that mine has improved considerably over the past...
Forum: General January 22nd 08, 02:27 PM Posted to cam.transport, uk.rec.cycling, rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 48
Views: 1,435
Posted By Alex Colvin
Average (non-racing) cycling speeds

Does anyone know of any reliable references as to how the average
cycling speeds have changed over the past 50-60 years?

I'd have to say that mine has improved considerably over the past...
Forum: General January 17th 08, 06:43 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Alex Colvin
Life size Frogger

miles to go just across the freeway. Out in the far-flung 'burbs and
countryside, I've seen places where walking to the nearest approved
crossing and back to the other side from where you were...
Forum: General December 28th 07, 01:49 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By Alex Colvin
Annual Road Find Thread

I found the elegant answer to the Grand Unification Theory
problem. But I didn't need it, so I gave to some homeless
passerby.

That would be Archimedes (Ludwig) von...
Forum: General December 26th 07, 05:09 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By Alex Colvin
Annual Road Find Thread

I found the elegant answer to the Grand Unification Theory
problem. But I didn't need it, so I gave to some homeless
passerby.

That would be Archimedes (Ludwig) von Plutonium
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mac the naf
Forum: General December 24th 07, 09:27 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 15
Views: 757
Posted By Alex Colvin
Happy holidays to the Gasbag and other AHZs!

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ga74z

Go to page 23/38 if the link doesn't take you there directly

Why is it that all the really cool helmet designs are only on kid's
helmets?

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mac the naf
Forum: General November 4th 07, 10:46 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Alex Colvin
single speed biking

Also, there isn't much you can do on a geared bike that you can't do
on a single speed and there is less to go wrong with a single speed.

You, maybe. But for me, I don't think I could cross...
Forum: General October 31st 07, 10:23 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Alex Colvin
pump recommendation?

Topeak (road) morph. Frame pump that turns into [nearly] a floor pump.

And get rid of your other pumps, so you always know where it is and
whether it still works.

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mac the naf
Forum: General October 31st 07, 10:20 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By Alex Colvin
the AIM of LIFE .

What is your purpose in life? What is the rationale behind our life?

to ride bicycles, of course
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mac the naf
Forum: Techniques October 2nd 07, 01:10 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Alex Colvin
looking for fun

wrote:
i live to meet new friends i am [snipped] on msn
messnegr please add me i would love to chat with you

Please tell us more about yourself.
Are your rims polished or...
Forum: General October 2nd 07, 01:10 PM Posted to rec.bicycles.tech,rec.bicycles.misc
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By Alex Colvin
looking for fun

wrote:
i live to meet new friends i am [snipped] on msn
messnegr please add me i would love to chat with you

Please tell us more about yourself.
Are your rims polished or...
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