Category: Fighting Dharma

  • Sodium and Hypertension

    Resources Wikipedia articles: Salt and sodium: Medical topics: Other resources The US Food and Drug Administation (FDA) Guidance on salt. Canada Department of Heath (Health Canada): The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines. The American Heart Association (AHA): Nutrients, Food Components The widest data is found in the US Deparment of Agriculture Agricultural […]

  • 2022 Rides

    My spreadsheet for 2022 is published as a Google Sheet on my Google Drive account. Good year. I rode my Cannondale Topstone. I rode 6095.1 Km. I rode with a hernia. Medical care was slow. I made more notes of maintenance. I started lubricating the drive train with paraffin. The weather in November and December […]

  • Bread Baking, 2022

    Bread Machine Repair Seized up My Zojirushi Virtuoso model BB-PAC20 bread machine stopped working on June 27, 2022. The pan would not even seat on the drive connectors in the machine. One of the drive shafts was seized. The pan was already loaded with unmixed ingredients for a light rye bread. I dumped the ingredients […]

  • Sodium in Bread

    Sodium Health Bread has some sodium without salt, but the main source of sodium is salt. Humans can taste salt but cannot know how, by taste, much salt is in their food, or how much sodium they are consuming. The reasons that have not been explained by anatomical research on the human sensory organs. (“salt […]

  • Changes at CyclingTips

    CyclingTips started as an online magazine (web publication in 2008; commercial web pubicastion in 2013), and remained an online service into November 2022. CyclingTips was the leading source of information on maintaining and repairing bicyles in 2020, 2021 and 2022. The Nerd Alert podcast was informative. Pocket Outdoor Media, the corporate owner of Beta, a […]

  • Spoon-Fed

    The book Spoon-Fed by British physician ans writer Tim Spector discusses the diets of people in developed countries. Spoon-Fed puts a great deal of information into a short book. It fails to reconcile some inconsistencies. It discusses a number of “myths” about food and nutrition. A myth is a story that many people have learned […]

  • Bike Chains 4 – Lubricant prices, testing, innovation

    Prices Motor Oil & Gear Oil Motor oil, the lubricating oil distilled and sold for use in 4 stroke internal combustion engines, was sold in quart containers for most of the 20th century. For decades the containers were cardboard cylinders with metal end caps. Automotive service centers, once known as garages, issued workers spouts that […]

  • Bike Chains 7 – Melted Paraffin Immersion

    Wax Not dripped Paraffin is a wax, a dry solid, which is melted down into a low viscosity (thin) liquid, and applied to a chain immersed in the hot wax. The liquid fills the spaces around the pins and along the edges of the rollers. When the chain is removed from the liquid paraffin cools […]

  • Getting Tires Right

    Tires Pneumatic Modern tires allow cyclists to ride pavements, gravel, trails, dirt, mud, and other surfaces. Tires are pneumatically inflated with compressed air. Pneumatic tires were invented and industrially produced before the end of the 19th century. Solid rubber was used to manufacture bicycle tires. It was better than other material. Getting a bouncy wheel […]

  • The Diet Myth

    The title of Tim Spector’s 2015 book The Diet Myth refers to one “myth”. The book begans with an Introduction that discusses the author’s midlife health crisis when his blood pressure rose suddenly, and present an overview of his research into the modern diet. The Introduction identifies the problems of deciding “what is good or […]