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06-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 684
Posted By Rowan

I have used Brooks saddles for many years, and...

I have used Brooks saddles for many years, and the ones with holes in the base on either side of the leather have been an option, but not for me, although I think I do have one on either on one of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 76,395
Posted By Rowan

You're a great parent. There are many who simply...

You're a great parent. There are many who simply don't care about respectability. I hear it on the bus often over a particular route where there is continuous swearing and ill-considered stories...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 76,395
Posted By Rowan

And to put this back on proper fundamental...

And to put this back on proper fundamental cycling, I had the huge joy yesterday of riding my fixed gear, which was a Shogun 400 rescued from the rubbish dump over a decade ago and which I rebuilt as...
05-23-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,516
Posted By Rowan

Thanks to both of you -- and everyone else -- for...

Thanks to both of you -- and everyone else -- for your kindness. Yep, Machka has been a real marvel for me as I have recovered from an incident now 14 months ago that almost killed me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Rowan

It was one of the oddest but greatest pleasures I...

It was one of the oddest but greatest pleasures I have had bicycling in a long time. It was the first time I had ridden my mountain bike since being put into hospital 14 months ago for 4-1/2 months....
05-17-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,011
Posted By Rowan

There are more hills to climb in some parts of a...

There are more hills to climb in some parts of a nation than others. The need for triple still exists for many riders, despite the lack of effort by lazy Asian manufacturers to meet that need. If the...
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,448
Posted By Rowan

This is among, if not, the best thread I have...

This is among, if not, the best thread I have ever read on Bike Forums. Thanks for starting it, Fuji Owner, and thanks to everyone who has contributed so far talking of their lives and cycle-touring....
05-05-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,183
Posted By Rowan

Trust me... this is good news in every sense....

Trust me... this is good news in every sense. Wait for the day when he suggests someone bring in his bike for him. Machka still reminds me of that rather futile request I made. There are a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,424
Views: 76,395
Posted By Rowan

Truffles are grown in Australia, and one of the...

Truffles are grown in Australia, and one of the TV stations recently had a segment on the dogs used to track them down. And we always want good animal medical staff here. And bike riders. So, there...
04-27-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,439
Posted By Rowan

Just little more about East Hill with reference...

Just little more about East Hill with reference to the little bit under her membership name. That little quote from Sheldon really brings it to me these days.

Machka and I missed by minutes...
04-27-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,179
Posted By Rowan

Mine is the real christian name. I was a...

Mine is the real christian name. I was a journalist for a longish time, so my name appears in various publications going back 20 to 40 years.

Been a cyclist for over 20 years, including a period...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,542
Posted By Rowan

Just to add to Machka's stuff, Vancouver Island...

Just to add to Machka's stuff, Vancouver Island remains one of the really impressive places that I have visited anywhere in the world. It remains on my list of destinations to ride, particularly out...
12-24-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,276
Posted By Rowan

Hondo, you know how close I came to dying this...

Hondo, you know how close I came to dying this year in a workplace accident.

Yeah, there were a few things in my life that I didn't care about since my mid to late 30s. But after the incident last...
07-07-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,516
Posted By Rowan

Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed...

Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed to this thread. Mostly, of course, my absolutely wondering wife, known on here as Machka, but really known as Charlene. She has attended every single...
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