Gary Null Radio Show

The Gary Null show, Monday August 29th.

Mostly independent and non-partisan information. Unlike every single Corporate-Owned media outlet. (Which by the way, there are only 6 in the U.S. – but of those 6, there are collectively  a hundred+ of TV, radio, newspaper, magazine and internet sources owned by JUST those 6.  (And one of the 6 companies is also the 12th largest military defense contractor)

Gary broadcasts daily on the completely listener supported WBAI.
You can access Mr Nulls shows and every other WBAI show from their archives

WBAI does not operate utilizing any corporate monies, unlike PBS and NPR.

 

Panel Discussion: The Wide Tire Revolution

Bigger is better… but less is more! (Wait, w h a t ?) 😀
Read on my amis cycliste…

Off The Beaten Path

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“Buy the nicest, most supple tires you can afford; and buy them in the widest width that you can fit in your frame.”

That is Joshua Poertner’s summary of a panel discussion on Cyclingtips.com. Joshua used to be the president of Zipp, the makers of super-fast aero wheels, and he did a lot of research on how to make your bike faster.

The panel included Joshua, cycling journalist James Huang, and me, with Elden Nelson (who runs the blog “The Fat Cyclist”) moderating. The goal was to explain the science behind the current trend toward wider tires to an audience of racers and performance riders, who want to understand how to make their bikes faster.

In the podcast, we talk about why narrow tires feel faster, but aren’t. We discuss how lower pressures increase the internal resistance as the tire flexes, but decrease the suspension losses from the vibrations of the bike – the two…

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KTM TESTS AHEAD OF 2017 MOTOGP CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Eager to line up the MotoGP™ World Championshipgrid as a factory team in 2017, ​KTM returned to Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for a Three Day intensive Test (Monday to Wednesday)Test riders Karel Abraham and Alex Hofmann joined development rider Mika Kallio and the KTM factory development team to continue improving the RC16 MotoGP bike. The riders and the KTM team management provided an in depth assessment of the test work following the visit to Misano.

Mike Leitner (Vice President Onroad):“The test was again very helpful, also when we experienced not only positive things. This is what continues to bring us forward. The public is expecting already a lot from us after the latest developments, but we mustn’t forget that it’s still less than a year since the official roll out last October. We must continue to do our homework as best we can, because only this…

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What They Haven’t Told You about Climate Change

Scientist and former president of Greenpeace Canada, Patrick Moore explains why “climate change,” far from being a recent human-caused disaster, is, for a myriad of complex reasons, a fact of life on Planet Earth.

 

If you want to know a bit more about Mr Moore… :-D, here is a good follow up

https://youtu.be/BpBnJq19R60

 

The Missing Piece: Suspension/Tire Losses

Another excellent technical piece from Jan and company.

Off The Beaten Path

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How does it work that wide tires are as fast as narrow ones? It is really simple:

Comfort = Speed

When your bike vibrates, energy is dissipated as friction. That energy must come from somewhere – it no longer is available to propel the bike forward, so your bike slows down. That is why your bike rolls faster on smooth pavement than on rough chipseal.

At BicycleQuarterly, we started testing tires on real roads, with a real rider, in 2006. We found that higher tire pressures don’t make your bike faster. Back then, that was pretty revolutionary. Previous tests on smooth drums had shown that the harder you pumped up your tires, the faster you went. But smooth steel drums aren’t a good model for what happens on real roads, and the results were misleading.

Over the last couple of years, our findings have become generally accepted. Most tech writers now talk about vibrations…

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Some cycling bits and sorts ol gov…

I cannot believe how quickly the Summer has gone by here in the northeast of the US. There is just about a month left before the first day of the arrival of Autumn. (a bit of bummer!) As I had planned by the end of last year, I was not going to ride my bikes as much as I did in 2015.

By the end of the year I had ridden a total of 4,260 miles in 276 hours of saddle time, which included both my road and mountain bikes. And by December, I was burnt out, bored and tired too boot. It was the most miles/hours I have ridden since I began cycling in 2004/2005.

My goal was to pick my tennis game back up in 2016, which I can report I have unsuccessfully done! 😀 managing only to play twice to date. Okay, well at least I got back out on the court. I love the game and it’s a good way to cross-train imo. I seem to gravitate towards, solo-type sports, although I do love a good game of baseball/softball and football as well. I can be a team player… (sometimes  ;-P )

As far as riding goes, I have been averaging about 3 times a week since January, which has been fine. Currently, I’m at about 5-1/2 days of saddle time, which is just around half of last years total and we’re nearly 3/4 into the year. I can easily see myself tailing off to 2 days, give or take a week as the weather decidedly turns comes October-November. Right now I feel good both mentally and physically and most importantly, I have not lost the motivation to pedal, so all in all, a good riding year so far.

New Shoes! (well, sort of)
Over the late Spring, early Summer I picked up a ‘new’ albeit slightly used pair of Shimano MTB shoes for a whopping sum of 27 bucks! Thank you eBay. I use my shoes both on the MTB and road bike because I like the ability to walk in the shoes, plus no need for extra pedals…

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The guy who I purchased them from, said all he used them for was spinning and only a few times at that, which was evident by their almost new condition when they arrived! Lucked out on that buy. Fit well and feel good too.

Let there be light!
I also picked up a rear tail light in May, which I am finding to be a real plus on my rides. I do notice that overall, I get a bit more  consideration from the cagers than I used to. Of course there are still the odd idiots, morons and scumbags who don’t see me or buzz me… but not as many. I use the red light in ‘flash’ mode, mounted in its metal screw-in holder with the silicone adjustable band wrapped on the rear stay. It is a USB rechargeable light that lasts about 5-6 hours of ride time and for the $5.83 I paid, it’s been well worth it.

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It’s another scorcher Ma…
The August heat and humidity have been brutal, but I have not had any problems riding in it. Hydration is the key, the absolute key. In the days leading up to a ride, the day of and during the ride as well recovery are all crucial to keeping hydrated and your body balanced with fluids and electrolytes.Nutrition is also vital, but most cyclists know or should know that anyway!

My typical rides are about 35-40 miles or 55-65 km in length, and during the July-August heat I will consume about 90 to 95 oz or 2.6-2.8 litres of fluids. This is usually in the form of approx 70 +/- oz of water and one 24 oz bottle of electrolytes (which consists of, about 1/3 of the bottle of juice or gatorade, a pinch of table salt, 1 electrolyte tablet and the remaining with flavored water.

I was buying the Nunn electrolyte tablets, but when I was on holiday in Switzerland I had found Magnesium tablets (20 per container) in the Denner Market for about 1.50 chf.  Finding anything in Switzerland for low-cost is a rarity indeed! (At $1.50 usd, well  you do the math per tab!) So, I brought a bunch back home with me. They work amazingly well and have virtually little taste. Es ist wunderbar!

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Well, that’s about it for now chaps… next post I’ll review the iON AirPro video camera…

The Greatest Threat to Our Freedoms: A Government of Scoundrels, Spies, Thieves, Ruffians, Rapists and Killers

we are now being ruled by a government of scoundrels, spies, thugs, thieves, gangsters, ruffians, rapists, extortionists, bounty hunters, battle-ready warriors and cold-blooded killers who communicate using a language of force and oppression.

The American people have been repeatedly sold a bill of goods about how the government needs more money, more expansive powers, and more secrecy (secret courts, secret budgets, secret military campaigns, secret surveillance) in order to keep us safe. Under the guise of fighting its wars on terror, drugs and now domestic extremism, the government has spent billions in taxpayer dollars on endless wars that have notended terrorism but merely sown the seeds of blowback

John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney

“There is nothing more dangerous than a government of the many controlled by the few.”—Lawrence Lessig, Harvard law professor

The U.S. government remains the greatest threat to our freedoms.

The systemic violence being perpetrated by agents of the government has done more collective harm to the American people and our liberties than any single act of terror.

More than terrorism, more than domestic extremism, more than gun violence and organized crime, the U.S. government has become a greater menace to the life, liberty and property of its citizens than any of the so-called dangers from which the government claims to protect us.

This is how tyranny rises and freedom falls.

Battlefield_Cover_300As I explain in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, when the government views itself as superior to the citizenry, when it no longer operates for the benefit of the people, when the people are…

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Laugh my Fucking Ass Off

Indeed, LMFAO!

Seems the piece of shit, Global-National Socialist, murdering, scumbag, cocksucking government is watching my blog! I do find it hilarious folks. That I COMMAND  the attention from the worthless, government dick suckers of America. Love it! 😀

My latest followers…a “cat crazy” and some “needle point sewing” jackoff ( do they really think they are clever?) Yes, yes they do. I’m astounded that these former Third-Reich worshipers think they are being sneaky… Amazing that these incompetent, inept ass lickers are running the nations security!

The Fourth Reich wishes they could be like their hero’s…. but alas, they are cheap facsimiles. But don’t get me wrong, they are extremely dangerous to those of us who champion liberty, freedom and the CRUX of those two birth-right self determinations- CHOICE.

Anywhoo…. this post won’t interest the cycling crowd and that’s okay. Because it’s directed at the those spying in… the anti-liberty, anti-freedom, cocksucking whores of the American government. Who are owned by the Global Elite Bankster (the Pimp, the Master) The Pimp, tells the whore to suck the cock, to lick the ass, to do whatever the Master says… and the whore(s) gladly oblige! I suppose these were damaged, weak, pathetic individuals when they were young and impressionable. Wanting the approval of their false idols… Sadly, they are nothing more than useless, empty souls…

Your move… jerkoffs! 😉

‘If Voting Made Any Difference, They Wouldn’t Let Us Do It’ by John W. Whitehead

An excellent and informative piece of journalism from Mr Whitehead.

John W. Whitehead, Constitutional Attorney

“The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”—Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union

No, America, you don’t have to vote.

In fact, vote or don’t vote, the police state will continue to trample us underfoot.

Devil or deliverer, the candidate who wins the White House has already made a Faustian bargain to keep the police state in power. It’s no longer a question of which party will usher in totalitarianism but when the final hammer will fall.

Sure we’re being given choices, but the differences between the candidates are purely cosmetic ones, lacking any real nutritional value for the nation. We’re being served a poisoned feast whose aftereffects will leave us in turmoil for years to come.

We’ve been here before.

Remember Barack Obama, the young candidate who campaigned on a message of hope, change and transparency, and promised an end…

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