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05-30-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By BobL

That's quite a range - about 150 miles from Port...

That's quite a range - about 150 miles from Port Orange to Port St. Lucie. With the range comes more flexibility, along with more difficulty in figuring out where to go. Filter that with the kinds of...
05-29-19, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By BobL

Thanks for the input. I've come to the...

Thanks for the input. I've come to the conclusion that nobody particularly understands what I'm asking and why, which is fine. Totally my responsibility. As someone says, it's impossible to write...
05-26-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By BobL

I already have a wired bike computer and a...

I already have a wired bike computer and a headlight/daytime running light on my handlebar. It's not so much that I'm trying to keep from having clutter, it's more like I'm trying to keep it from...
05-22-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By BobL

Sure I can. You sound like my wife. ...

Sure I can.



You sound like my wife. Sure I could use a paper map, but that wasn't the question.

Thanks for playing.
05-21-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By BobL

That's a very attractive website. How does it...

That's a very attractive website. How does it work? Is it a paid subscription? Ads? (They didn't say anything about my ad blocker.)

My intended use is rather plain compared to the rides they...
05-21-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,517
Posted By BobL

Where's A Good Forum to Post About Apps?

I'm interested in something for ride planning. Maybe open a local map, click along roads, and get distances? Not sure I want to have my phone with me and watching a map or listening to "turn right...
05-17-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,498
Posted By BobL

I'd say the tough part about answering that is...

I'd say the tough part about answering that is how much it depends on your individual sizes; standover for your height, arm length, where you're comfortable, all that.

Having said that, I did...
03-27-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

None of those URLs work for me.

None of those URLs work for me.
03-27-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

I thought I had set it up so that I'd get an...

I thought I had set it up so that I'd get an email if someone replied to this thread. I've been out of touch.

My newest bike is from 2005. While I bought my older bike (Trek 5200) sold as a...
01-26-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

I thought the photo was offered as an example of...

I thought the photo was offered as an example of what the diagram was trying to show, plus agreeing with Wildwood that the posture doesn't look for good riding into headwinds. It looks intended for...
01-26-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

Seems that way to me. Plus, that model on her...

Seems that way to me. Plus, that model on her bike doesn't look like the picture. She's farther back on the bike. Her arms are more extended, less comfortable looking, and her legs are farther...
01-23-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

That's very nice of you, but I'll pass. At least...

That's very nice of you, but I'll pass. At least until I figure out what I want to do. Given the chance of getting caught in the rain here, I should get a waterproof case first.
01-23-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

For me, it's miles. I'm rather happy with...

For me, it's miles.

I'm rather happy with my bike, it's just a question if I could improve things with a small upgrade or two. Running lights? A phone holder so I can watch GPS maps or routes? ...
01-19-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

I'll pass that idea on. The PT has her doing just...

I'll pass that idea on. The PT has her doing just range of motion exercises and stretching. While she was in treatment, he massaged the area to seemingly good results.

As for Saw Palmetto, I take...
01-19-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

You bet! :thumb: My wife and I always used...

You bet!
:thumb:

My wife and I always used to ride together, but she hasn't started back up until about a week ago, when she started riding our recumbent stationary bike. She's been fighting a...
01-19-19, 12:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

They did an exercise stress test with a...

They did an exercise stress test with a radioactive dye for imaging when I finished the run. Then an echocardiogram. They take a continuous ECG while you're running on the inclined treadmill. The...
01-19-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

Actually, I am aware of those things, not to...

Actually, I am aware of those things, not to dismiss what you wrote.

Where I'm coming from is that I've been diagnosed with afib, although I have never had any sensations I could say positively...
01-18-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,444
Posted By BobL

I wouldn't, and don't, worry about it. Speaking...

I wouldn't, and don't, worry about it. Speaking as a EE, but not involved with lithium ion batteries in my career, it doesn't look to me like the battery tech is improving much at all. Maybe you...
01-17-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 24,459
Posted By BobL

Just checking in as another keto cyclist - I...

Just checking in as another keto cyclist - I haven't been back on the forums very long, and hadn't really noticed this thread/group.

Started keto in the spring of '15, at about 260, lost about 50...
01-13-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,340
Posted By BobL

I wonder if the reaction is because Japan is one...

I wonder if the reaction is because Japan is one of the countries that drives on the left side of the road? They either went left or spread out left and right.

I would guess that would affect...
01-13-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

Thanks, Carbonfiberboy. I'm in a bit of a...

Thanks, Carbonfiberboy.

I'm in a bit of a quandry here over just which direction to take. I like the idea of the Polar H10, but it seems like the way to assess Afib in particular is the Kardia...
01-12-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

The oddity is that I think I've fallen more since...

The oddity is that I think I've fallen more since getting back to riding in August than I did in the previous 15 years of riding - I can recall falling three times since then. That day I was talking...
01-12-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

I have Cygolite headlight that's so old it...

I have Cygolite headlight that's so old it doesn't flash. It's a DualCross. So I know they make good stuff.

I had to junk the (10 year old?) battery which had died, and they don't make it any...
01-10-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

Do you have any recommendations on bright LEDs...

Do you have any recommendations on bright LEDs for bright running lights? A friend who lives well out of state recommended these lights...
01-09-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By BobL

Strangely never thought of Excel. I use it for...

Strangely never thought of Excel. I use it for any odd thought that crosses my mind, but not that? Downloaded the SCU 2019 spreadsheet, so thanks for the tip.

In the pre-smartphone days, even...
01-09-19, 11:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 926
Posted By BobL

Speaking of logging rides, is there a bike...

Speaking of logging rides, is there a bike logging app folks like? A riding diary?
01-08-19, 08:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

Thanks for that - it's very valuable stuff to...

Thanks for that - it's very valuable stuff to know.

I've just been trying to find out if the Polar H10 (which seems to be pretty good) and the Polar Beat app will tell you HRV. I'm guessing that...
01-08-19, 01:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

Hah! Thanks for that and your other post. The...

Hah! Thanks for that and your other post. The trikes I've seen (not many) seem to all have a low CG like that JC-70 you mentioned. It just looks like you'd have to work at getting it to roll, but I...
01-07-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

I'm probably too much of a gadget freak. I start...

I'm probably too much of a gadget freak. I start out thinking I just want to read my pulse - a cheap HRM - then it grows into this list of features I'd like to have. Some of which probably don't...
01-07-19, 09:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

Thanks, tcs. I went to the recumbent forum to see...

Thanks, tcs. I went to the recumbent forum to see if there was a "recumbents for beginners" thread (or "for dummies") and didn't see a sticky like that. That's a very cool looking bike.

I had a...
01-07-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

That's an interesting thing for sure, I guess...

That's an interesting thing for sure, I guess I'll keep an eye on it, especially if I don't do something else first.

You talk about feeling your heart racing, more so than just hammering hard on...
01-07-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,558
Posted By BobL

No Doubt - I'm Out of Touch

There was a thread "Am I Out of Touch?". I have no doubt. One of the reasons I signed up for the forums is to learn what's new and cool in cycling.

I've returned to riding after a 7 or 8 year...
01-07-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2,380
Views: 457,107
Posted By BobL

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1152x817/airborne_010719_6da8f3fffc526abbf1981ce1b9e6ddf745ebc1cd.jpg
Thought I'd show off my 2005 Airborne.
01-06-19, 06:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,916
Posted By BobL

Good points. I think it's good to talk in terms...

Good points. I think it's good to talk in terms of making riding a habit. The late-70s running books used to talk about "creating a positive addiction". Although I've been riding pretty regularly...
01-06-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,916
Posted By BobL

I know a couple of guys who have lost over 100...

I know a couple of guys who have lost over 100 and say that they felt so much better, they wanted to get out and do things again. You almost couldn't stop them. I was gaining while I was riding but...
01-06-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,916
Posted By BobL

At the end of August, I started riding again. It...

At the end of August, I started riding again. It had been 7 or 8 years since the last time I'd been on a bike. The thoughts had been building for a while and I said, "It's August! The bike will melt...
01-04-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

Thanks for the reply. Do you do that regularly,...

Thanks for the reply. Do you do that regularly, I mean like a few times in a ride, or just if you feel like something is going on?

I had heard somewhere that some of the more recent HRMs had a...
01-03-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,122
Posted By BobL

I know this is an old thread, but I'd like to...

I know this is an old thread, but I'd like to resurrect it. I'm new to the forum and one of the reasons I joined Bike Forums was to join into this "50+" group and get some feedback on questions like...
Forum: Introductions
01-03-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By BobL

Sure do. Light, comfortable, and fast is an...

Sure do. Light, comfortable, and fast is an excellent description. Just got back from a short morning ride.

Mine was the most bizarre bike purchase of my life. Airborne apparently built some...
Forum: Introductions
01-01-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 360
Posted By BobL

Hello! ... Again?

I started riding again last August after several years off the bikes. I don't know exactly when I tapered off, but it would have been 2010 or maybe '11. Since getting back, I've been looking for a...
03-11-07, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By BobL

AirfreeTires.com Update

I owe the group an update since my postings a few weeks ago. I'm happy to report the problem was fixed.

On the 3rd, I ordered a pair of Daytona HP tires from these guys and never got them. I...
02-19-07, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By BobL

Just as a followup, I called my Visa company...

Just as a followup, I called my Visa company today and they're going to take it up with the seller. If nothing shows up, I get a refund; for the short term, I don't have to pay that amount.

The...
02-17-07, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By BobL

Airfreetires.com Appears to be Gone

A while back, I posted about how my arthritic left hand was keeping me from changing tires, and these guys were recommended. I sent them an email and got an answer the next day. Then I took some...
12-17-06, 07:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By BobL

Yes, it's pain at the base of the thumb, but it's...

Yes, it's pain at the base of the thumb, but it's not from riding. Riding is usually one of the least painful things I do. I just can't generate any force with my left hand to hold the rim or tire...
12-16-06, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By BobL

This is what I was thinking of. I know there...

This is what I was thinking of. I know there used to be solid rubber "tubes" you could get for your tires. Yeah, they're heavy so no racers want them, and weight weenies won't get near them, but...
12-16-06, 04:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By BobL

I always get kevlar belted tires - if they're...

I always get kevlar belted tires - if they're available in my size. Today, I replaced a virtually new tire that my wife managed to slash up on something. There's not much selection in those 650...
12-16-06, 02:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 990
Posted By BobL

Arthritis Forcing Me Off the Bike

It's not what you're thinking. It's not my hips, knees, neck, shoulder, etc. It's my thumb. My stupid, stinkin' left thumb.

The problem is I can't change a flat. Well, I can usually make...
09-23-06, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By BobL

Thanks - I'll go measure that. The frame is a...

Thanks - I'll go measure that. The frame is a year old - new enough so that it came with a "low normal" rear derailler. That might be a problem.


BobL
09-23-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By BobL

Road/MTB Bottom Bracket Compatibility?

Hi, Gang,


I have to admit I haven't posted here in a long time. I read and lurk, but haven't had much to say.

Anyway, I have one-of-a-kind bike. It started out as a hybrid, but I took off...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-05, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,347
Posted By BobL

I have that. Or had that. Or still have it to...

I have that. Or had that. Or still have it to some degree. In fact, I'm 4 weeks out from arthroscopic surgery for that, on my right knee.

There's no short answer. But you don't have to ride...
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