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07-26-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

For my next trick... I have clearance from...

For my next trick...

I have clearance from the wife (who is now riding her bike some, and making progress!) to do the Natchez Trace this year.
I'm shooting for early October, and plan to start...
07-24-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate. ...

Turned 50 today, so rode 50 miles to celebrate.

I'd gone 4 days without riding, and was getting kinda grumpy. I'm feeling much better now. :)
07-24-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,885
Posted By velojym

You are on to something with the varying riding...

You are on to something with the varying riding types (easy/interval/etc.), but you can do them on different rides.
Hard ride, Long ride, Recovery ride, and so on.
07-20-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By velojym

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of...

Tires, I'd go with a fairly heavy duty set of touring tires, and keep a close eye on the spokes. I bought heavier duty wheels too.
I don't know how much wider you can go, but with more weight,...
07-19-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,706
Posted By velojym

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you...

Unfortunately, the very bikes that'd suit you best are the ones that have dried up with the recent buying frenzy, but they'll be saturating the gently-used market soon.

Suspension, I found early...
07-18-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 10,680
Posted By velojym

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but...

It's a pretty big step up for me right now, but I'm trying to reach the 500 mile mark this month, to get the silver stem cap from the Trek challenge.
Not a huge deal in and of itself, but it's a...
07-15-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,266
Posted By velojym

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07-15-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 633,590
Posted By velojym

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT. ...

The one I've been riding most lately is my LHT.

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Forum: Foo
07-13-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,183
Posted By velojym

Fish or luggage scale. I'd use my bathroom...

Fish or luggage scale.
I'd use my bathroom scale, but it's upstairs and my bikes are in the basement.

It puts the lotion on its chain, else it gets the hose again!
07-12-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Adding another "Finally!" to Finally! Over the...

Adding another "Finally!" to Finally!
Over the last couple weeks, the wife has been starting to ride her bike again. It's a Trek 1000 I bought her when we were dating, almost 20 years ago. She...
07-11-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,284
Posted By velojym

Yes. But... now my wife wants to finish the...

Yes. But... now my wife wants to finish the basement. :O
06-15-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By velojym

Topped 50 miles today, first time in about 15...

Topped 50 miles today, first time in about 15 years. :)
06-15-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Milestone! Did my first 50+ mile day (51.5)...

Milestone!
Did my first 50+ mile day (51.5) today, first one in about 15 years. ...
06-12-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By velojym

For me, specifically, I used 36 spoke Rhyno Lite...

For me, specifically, I used 36 spoke Rhyno Lite wheels on my Montague, a hardtail folding mtb.
Word from the manufacturer, unofficially, was that their 240 lb rider weight limit was more a matter...
06-11-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By velojym

Wow, you sure have me beat. I went from a bit...

Wow, you sure have me beat. I went from a bit over 370 to where I am at 240 or so. It certainly is nice being able to do the stuff that wasn't at all possible before.
06-11-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,479
Posted By velojym

I started at about your weight, and did a few...

I started at about your weight, and did a few things.
-bought some heavier duty wheels, Atlas with 36 spokes. Mounted 'em on an old Cannondale M500... but ended up riding my Surly LHT and Montague...
05-30-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 632
Posted By velojym

You can have whatever you want...

You can have whatever you want...
05-19-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 3,648
Views: 323,084
Posted By velojym

So, my beater/weather/fitness bike, my ol'...

So, my beater/weather/fitness bike, my ol' Cannondale M500, had a set of 1.25" tires on it, which were awesome and made the bike feel real spiffy. Funny, though, how one little incident can change my...
05-18-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Sold the Domane to my brother. While it was a...

Sold the Domane to my brother. While it was a cool bike, I'm gonna keep Jake my primary until it can't do it anymore. After all the miles we have behind us so far, it'll take a major wreck I think.
Forum: Foo
05-17-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,080
Posted By velojym

Unsweet for me. Lots of it, and ice cold. A...

Unsweet for me. Lots of it, and ice cold.

A comfy booth at a local bbq joint, not far from the tea urns and ice machine, and some good reading material loaded up on my Kindle.
Ol' Jake (my...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-15-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 276,532
Posted By velojym

Narrower, higher pressure tires for a...

Narrower, higher pressure tires for a trunk-portable base mile roaster. Getting a hitch receiver on my Hyundai tomorrow... so I can carry my 'normal' bikes without partial disassembly... so I slapped...
05-14-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,421
Posted By velojym

Oops! Bought a 'Dale

Sometimes I play around on the Bay and get myself into trouble. :D It did occur to me that $200, shipped, might be a bit much for an old SR400 (I'm fairly sure anyway, maybe an '87) frame... but look...
Forum: Foo
05-11-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,043
Posted By velojym

My backyard. Since the surrounding acreage is...

My backyard. Since the surrounding acreage is kind of a challenge to build on, we're thinking about trying to get it cheap, maybe build a trail around it. ...
05-09-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 26,591
Posted By velojym

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05-07-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 717,841
Posted By velojym

At that weight, I was afraid of crushing my...

At that weight, I was afraid of crushing my bikes, so I bought a Long Haul Trucker, and heavier wheels for my Montague Paratrooper, and suffered through some really short rides, but spent a lot of...
05-06-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 1,413
Views: 717,841
Posted By velojym

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Somewhere around 370, a couple years ago....
05-06-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Thanks for the props! Honestly, I started the...

Thanks for the props! Honestly, I started the thread to help with my accountability, but I wasn't 100% sure I'd be successful in following through.
My wife and daughter make halfhearted attempts to...
05-04-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 132,093
Posted By velojym

During my Covid layoff period, I've been through...

During my Covid layoff period, I've been through most of my bikes and gotten them ready to ride. Now I've started in on the "others", some of which had a purpose once, but have been hanging in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-03-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,589
Posted By velojym

I think this will do for a while. Today I went...

I think this will do for a while. Today I went through and got all my bikes (except for the tandem) into a ready-to-ride condition.
Sarge made a bit of a creaking noise on the above test ride, so...
05-02-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,742
Posted By velojym

I can only speak for myself, so no, I wouldn't be...

I can only speak for myself, so no, I wouldn't be triggered at all.

Besides, it's a waste of spirit to go about looking for offense. :)
04-30-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,266
Posted By velojym

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04-28-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Hey! I remember these guys! :) Hit a weight loss...

Hey! I remember these guys! :) Hit a weight loss plateau for the last few weeks, though I suspect my legs can account for a good bit of that. Build 'em up at 240... oughta be able to scream along...
04-28-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 3,148
Views: 2,705,039
Posted By velojym

Though I've used it *very* little for 'cross, ol'...

Though I've used it *very* little for 'cross, ol' Jake has done just about everything else for me since bought new 20 years ago.
Still cleans up nice.
...
04-18-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Shamefully, I let my fitness lapse a bit over the...

Shamefully, I let my fitness lapse a bit over the last few months. With two jobs and my family, it got really easy to find excuses. Since both of my jobs evaporated with Covid, I'm riding more again...
04-02-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,430
Posted By velojym

Yep, streets around here are nearly empty, and...

Yep, streets around here are nearly empty, and many of those still driving around seem to think they can start going by post-apocalyptic traffic rules. Sad. Cars are actually one of the safest ways...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-30-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,589
Posted By velojym

Test ride today! I've been letting my legs get a...

Test ride today! I've been letting my legs get a little slack over the last couple months or so, and am looking to use some of this unexpected free time to get a few miles under my chamois.
While I...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-29-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,589
Posted By velojym

It's been a few months on this one, but I think...

It's been a few months on this one, but I think I've gotten to a decent stopping point on this bike.... for now. :D

New wheelset (Xt/DB spokes/Mavic 177), swapped Bontrager Race seatpost back on,...
01-15-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,266
Posted By velojym

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11-11-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 527,255
Posted By velojym

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Forum: Foo
11-10-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,933
Posted By velojym

"Get me out of this box!!!"

"Get me out of this box!!!"
Forum: Road Cycling
11-03-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 2,552
Views: 402,311
Posted By velojym

Empty for a reason... :D ...

Empty for a reason... :D
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10-29-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

So, I'd been debating with myself on how to spend...

So, I'd been debating with myself on how to spend part of the Healthywage money for myself. (It's my reward! ...but I'll let some of it take us to someplace nice anyway)
I do have bikes that could...
10-27-19, 07:09 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 527,255
Posted By velojym

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10-21-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 527,255
Posted By velojym

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09-29-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

Did my final weigh-in with Healthywage. Pending...

Did my final weigh-in with Healthywage. Pending final confirmation, it's in the bag.
Once that's done, I'm going to play with their numbers and see what I can work up for a shorter wager to go along...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-24-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 276,532
Posted By velojym

I've neglected my riding, though I have been...

I've neglected my riding, though I have been filling the gaps with a lot of hikes.
...
09-08-19, 08:39 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 44,670
Posted By velojym

241.5 this morning. Helped mark the route...

241.5 this morning.

Helped mark the route for the BBC century that's happening later this month, though I can't attend, as I'm working Saturdays.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-25-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,943
Posted By velojym

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be....

Mine is kinda competitive when she wants to be. Once, while riding around White Rock Lake in Dallas, a guy pulled up behind us and said "Ooh, a tandem! Free ride!"
She almost tossed me out of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-15-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1,059
Views: 276,532
Posted By velojym

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this...

Yes, it's too clean. I'll try to remedy that this weekend. :)
While sorting through over a decade's accumulation of bike parts and gear, I ran across my never-used Thudbuster seatpost... it was the...
08-14-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,528
Posted By velojym

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to...

Jake the Snake! While it may not be vintage to this crowd, I've been complimented on my 'classic' ride....
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