Ain't that the way it goes !!!

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  1. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    Of course ya check your tires, all is good. The little wear indicators are there, not much sing of wear, smooth rolling.

    You go online, order a new stash of tires thinking it's cool. they arrive and you're way ahead of the game. You do like 3 rides more rides then look down at your tire and the front is toast. Missing rubber section, chords showing, looks like a flat waiting to happen. Really went downhill quick. How can a tire go from cool wear indicators to snot in 3 rides?

    I know how, order some new tires, that'll do it! :mad:

    Like washing your car, you know it's going to rain! :D:D:D

    Have this thing, get a haircut, month and half later, wake up in the morning, wife says, "you're hair looks like it's STARTING to get long." Didn't look long the night before when I hit the sack, but by the end of the day, my hair is like 6 inches longer! ;)

    We have a thing, we don't talk about my hair a month after a haircut or it will definitely get long over night like tires, you don't talk about tires and flats and you know when you get a new stash, your current tires are going to fall apart in the blink of an eye.:p
     
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    Dang.....should not have read yyuu our post! I am jinxed now....lol
     
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    Geez, that is weird, did you put in 500 miles in those 3 rides?

    I never had that happen, but I did have a pair of Hutchinson Intensive tires that who ever made the tires, glued down the tread over the carcass and glued it to the sidewalls, like a retread, after about 300 miles they became unglued, and that happened over night. Hutchinson did not respond to my many emails about it either. So that's the first time and last time I buy Hutchinson tires. It wouldn't been so bad had Hutchinson responded and made good on their product, what pissed me off was they never responded to over a dozen emails; and yes, I check junk box everyday; zero customer service. Nothing like Topeak who has wonderful customer service even after the warranty has expired they'll try to help you, I have a handlebar bag and needed a new holding cable, they sent it for free after the warranty was gone!
     
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    Tires wear from loading and speed. This can happen with high traction tires very rapidly because they have a soft compound.

    Your hair growing rapidly is normally from too much consumption of protein. Been eating steak a lot? Vegetarians don't usually have that problem. Meat eaters with an overage of protein in their diets have rapid growth of fingernails, hair and calluses. Very noticeable if you shave every day. If you want a noticeable increase in speed shave your legs. But then it grows back rapidly.

    When I got that concussion and it took me two years to have someone notice and take me to a neurologist that was competent (those that treat football teams are familiar with the proper treatment of concussion.) I woke up after two years and had a short term memory again. It took me another four years to recover as much memory as possible.

    In any case, the hair on my legs was so long I had to tuck it in my socks so I shaved it off and was that ever a shock. Something else was going on though since 6 years later the length of my leg hair is just normal. Though I have to test that increase in speed again. At the time I was still in my mid-60's and could still ride hard but now I'm lucky to do a 20 mile fast ride with about a dozen stop lights and many stop signs with a 14 mph average.
     
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    I tried being a vegetarian for about 8 months, my hair got it's usual once a month haircut just as it did before and after we stopped being vegetarians.

    Why did we stop being vegetarians inquiring minds want to know? We had two friends that were certified dietitians and were both vegetarians, they guided us into this process. I was still racing bikes when we did this change. What happened was my energy levels plummeted and so did my performance on the bike; the dietitians altered our diet several times all the while saying my energy levels would be the same as when it was eating meat, and I had no reason not to believe them...until 8 months went by and the changes did nothing, so I went back to meat. My team captain didn't like those 8 months! My energy levels never changed during those 8 months with diet changes, they stay low, once I got back on meat my energy levels went skyrocketing back up. Don't ask me what I was eating because I forget now, that was in 1987.
     
  7. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

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    I don't eat a lot of meat, good mix intake. I take a daily vitamin but I don't consider growing hair at 57 a problem ha ha!

    I'm not a hairy guy, only shave my face once a week. And I will never shave my legs. Not sure if you are joking or not but I've met a lot of guys who have shaved their legs and I have to say, I don't see an increase in their speeds. :D
     
  8. Germanrazor

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    Meats; veggies and cut out sugars and carbs under 25 grams a day for me. Energy up and lost 14 lbs. in two months on my way to my high school weight of 185!

    All my meat intake is mainly grilled or baked (chicken, steak and fish).

    Veggies are usually air fried or grilled or my favorite, sautéed asparagus in a pan very lightly and quick so its still crisp.

    Sodas are demonic and fast food kills! Can we always avoid them? Nope, but try to limit it to hardly ever.

    YMMV on this however and no two people are alike. I eat a lot of salads too, love a good Greek salad.

    Did I mention I typed myself into being hungry!!!!!
     
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    Hmm, I eat steak and chicken too. I was eating salmon as well till I saw that video on Costco worms in the salmon thing, can't stomach it now ha ha!

    I eat some meat and a cup of mashed potatoes, and a salad at most dinners. If we go out, caring for my 81 yo legally blind mother, I will eat the lunch special, half sandwich, soup, and a salad. Every now and then at the Mexican place, one enchilada, rice and beanz special.

    As far as fast food? Heck, we eat it maybe 5 times per year. Stuff is just nasty though I might get a hankerin' for a big mac or a whopper. Of course 2 minutes after I finish it, I remember why we only eat at fast food places 5 times per year ha ha!

    Beer, nope never, stuff is nasty! I drink ice tea at lunch and water the rest of the time. 1 bottle of Gatorade on a 40 mile or more bike ride.

    Haven't had a soda in over 5 years now. Always drank diet sodas but gave them up, no bueno!

    If I ride more and eat less, I lose weight. But my body type is that I can diet and lose weight slowly but if I pick up a weight, I will build muscle fast ha ha! It's a give and take world. :D
     
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    Yeah, worms in salmon is wrong! I love salmon steaks though with fresh ground horseradish! Mmmmmm, mmmmmm
     
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    I forgot to mention something, the two certified dietician friends (one was also a certified nutritionist, certified personal trainer, and some other certification that I forget) that were helping us with our veggie diet BOTH died from cancer in their 50's?!
     
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