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11-26-18, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By oldschool56

Here we go again

In June of 2017, I had a total right hip replacement. Things went fairly well. I was back on my bike in three months and was up to 40 mile rides. This past May, I began running fever on and off...
07-03-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,607
Posted By oldschool56

After twenty with the Army and just shy of...

After twenty with the Army and just shy of fifteen with the local PD, I called it quits at 58. I was ready. It just wasn't fun or challenging anymore. It was a bit scary for the first several weeks....
07-03-18, 09:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 710
Posted By oldschool56

I too use gel under the wrap. I bought mine I...

I too use gel under the wrap. I bought mine I think from Specialized. Works great! However, your idea sounds feasible. The only drawback I can see is that inner sole material may not be quite...
06-04-18, 06:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,065
Posted By oldschool56

I purchased a pair of Dual Eyewear sunglasses a...

I purchased a pair of Dual Eyewear sunglasses a year ago. They have reader lenses on the bottom. Mine came with both smoke and amber lenses, a carry bag and hard case. I wear bifocals and these...
04-23-18, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 635
Posted By oldschool56

I believe when you first turn on the unit, a...

I believe when you first turn on the unit, a charge % will appear in the upper right of the screen.
01-29-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,820
Posted By oldschool56

One fault in your theory. Our enemies are not a...

One fault in your theory. Our enemies are not a government of our people, by our people, and most definitely not for our people.
12-23-17, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,145
Posted By oldschool56

Getting mine for Christmas. I'm one of those...

Getting mine for Christmas. I'm one of those guys who researches something to death, Google "DC Rainmaker Wahoo Element Bolt". He has the best review I have found. He also has a very good review...
12-11-17, 10:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,538
Posted By oldschool56

If you decide to go through with your idea,...

If you decide to go through with your idea, remember to bring along the tank and regulator. You will need the air.
11-19-17, 08:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By oldschool56

Exactly what I was searching for, 12strings....

Exactly what I was searching for, 12strings. Thanks a bunch!!!!
11-18-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 423
Posted By oldschool56

Replacing Sora shifter windows

Are the clear plastic shift indicator windows on the Sora shifters replaceable? Mine are pretty scratched up and I would prefer just replacing them than trying to remove the scratches. If so, where...
10-29-17, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By oldschool56

Please take a look at the Trek 1.2. Aluminum...

Please take a look at the Trek 1.2. Aluminum frame. carbon fork, Sora 9 spd. I've put a little over 4000 miles on mine and am quite happy. I did upgrade the brake pads which made a huge...
07-28-17, 04:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,661
Posted By oldschool56

Don't say anything. Plead the 5th.

Don't say anything. Plead the 5th.
07-28-17, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 600
Posted By oldschool56

Looks like you have a screw lose as well. No pun...

Looks like you have a screw lose as well. No pun intended.
07-28-17, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,400
Posted By oldschool56

Took a short 14.3 mile ride this morning. The...

Took a short 14.3 mile ride this morning. The route was perfect. Easy on the hills and plenty of shade. It felt great. Thanks again to all for the words of encouragement and wisdom.
07-27-17, 06:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,400
Posted By oldschool56

Hot Diggity Dog!! Six weeks following surgery, I...

Hot Diggity Dog!! Six weeks following surgery, I saw my doctor today. He's given me the green light to get back on the bike. For the past two weeks I've been going to the gym and putting in time on...
07-26-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,127
Posted By oldschool56

Congrats and welcome to the club!! Don't forget...

Congrats and welcome to the club!! Don't forget though. If you are married, the honey do list increases exponentially following retirement. Good luck and happy trails!!!
07-20-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 870
Posted By oldschool56

Take a look at Dual Eye wear. I too wear...

Take a look at Dual Eye wear. I too wear bifocals and about one year ago purchased the VR1 glasses from Dual. The reader lenses on the bottom work perfectly for reading my computer. They come with...
07-18-17, 08:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By oldschool56

As far as garage storage, a pair of simple rubber...

As far as garage storage, a pair of simple rubber coated hooks secured from the ceiling work extremely well and less than$10.00. Hanging a bike from its wheels will not damage the wheels in any way.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-15-17, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 926
Posted By oldschool56

I knew several folks in the army who wore them in...

I knew several folks in the army who wore them in hopes of improving there PT test scores. If anything, they just added additional weight for the run. They do absolutely nothing.
07-15-17, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,400
Posted By oldschool56

Signed up today at the local gym. I'll be...

Signed up today at the local gym. I'll be spending time on the stationary bike to build up muscle and cardio. Each day has been a noticeable improvement in range of motion and less pain. My goal...
07-13-17, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,400
Posted By oldschool56

Thanks to all for your feedback. In a week or...

Thanks to all for your feedback. In a week or so, I may try riding my wife's bike around the neighborhood. It's a step through hybrid. I don't think I'm quite ready to straddle my road bike and...
07-12-17, 05:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,400
Posted By oldschool56

How long after hip replacement

I'm 60 years old and have been riding for a little over a year now. Four weeks ago, I had a total right hip replacement. I'm back on my feet, walking (slight limp). I am getting antsy and want to...
06-23-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,711
Posted By oldschool56

And when you do, you pee in morse code.

And when you do, you pee in morse code.
06-20-17, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By oldschool56

Nine days and counting

It's day nine since my total right hip replacement and I think things are going quite well. I am about 95% independent. Not driving yet of course and hope to begin riding in three to four weeks. ...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-17, 07:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By oldschool56

There are certainly "nicer" tires than gator...

There are certainly "nicer" tires than gator skins. I don't race but enjoy riding on back roads where conditions vary from smooth to washboard and sometimes gravel. The gator skins have held up...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-17, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By oldschool56

I've been riding my 2016 1.2 for a about one year...

I've been riding my 2016 1.2 for a about one year now and have absolutely enjoyed it. Since purchase, I've replaced the tires with 25mm Gator Skins which have significantly improved ride comfort....
05-15-17, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 824
Posted By oldschool56

I have a 2016 Trek 1.2. I've upgraded the tires...

I have a 2016 Trek 1.2. I've upgraded the tires to 25 Gatorskins and have upgraded the brake pads.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-13-17, 08:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,971
Posted By oldschool56

I went from 23 to 25 tires which helped...

I went from 23 to 25 tires which helped noticeably. You might also consider placing gel pads under the bar tape. This may not work for everyone as it will increase the diameter of the bars but it...
05-11-17, 06:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,864
Posted By oldschool56

I too have tinnitus and use the Cat Ears. ...

I too have tinnitus and use the Cat Ears. There's always a wind blowing here in central Texas and the Cat Ears do the trick without limiting hearing approaching vehicles.
05-07-17, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By oldschool56

About one year ago I purchased some cycling...

About one year ago I purchased some cycling sunglasses from Dual Eye wear and have been very satisfied with them. I have a pair with reader lenses allowing me to see my computer screen very clearly....
Forum: Road Cycling
05-05-17, 06:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 818
Posted By oldschool56

Rode my first organized rides. Salado Smokin'...

Rode my first organized rides. Salado Smokin' Spokes (57 miles) and Georgetown Red Poppy Ride (63 miles). I'm definitely hooked!
05-05-17, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 881
Posted By oldschool56

First Love

What was your first bicycle? How old were you when you got it? Mine was a 63' red road master sky rider deluxe. I was seven. My dad "custom fitted" it to me by attaching wooden blocks to the...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-17, 10:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,408
Posted By oldschool56

The 1.1 is an endurance bike with a slightly more...

The 1.1 is an endurance bike with a slightly more upright seated position than that of the Allez. If you haven't already, take a look at the Trek 1.2, also an endurance bike. It is just a bit more...
05-01-17, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By oldschool56

I wish I had a video so I could see what caused...

I wish I had a video so I could see what caused me to crash. I obviously wasn't paying enough attention but I may have also hit some debris that threw me. Anyway, thanks to all for the kudos!
05-01-17, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By oldschool56

I wasn't expecting it which is probably why I got...

I wasn't expecting it which is probably why I got off with very minor injury. No damage to the bike either.
04-30-17, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 903
Posted By oldschool56

First Metric Century with Unintended Grand Finale

Yesterday I completed my first metric century plus a few extra. The final distance was 64.7 miles. I rode the Red Poppy Ride in Georgetown, TX. Weather was perfect being cloudy/partly cloudy. ...
04-08-17, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,356
Posted By oldschool56

I went from the 23 Bontrager tire that came with...

I went from the 23 Bontrager tire that came with my bike to the 25 Gatorskin and in addition to the greatly improved flat resistance am enjoying a much softer ride.
04-06-17, 08:54 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,804
Posted By oldschool56

I began riding about one year ago for fitness. ...

I began riding about one year ago for fitness. Since then it has evolved into something else. Cycling has become my own "time machine". When I ride, I am transported back to the mid seventies, a...
03-26-17, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By oldschool56

When I reached the 52 mile point, I met a few...

When I reached the 52 mile point, I met a few riders who were riding the 102 mile route. I quickly realized that I was not ready (yet) for a century ride.
03-26-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 533
Posted By oldschool56

First Charity Ride

Yesterday I completed my first charity ride of 57 miles in four and one half hours. It was the 15th annual Salado Smokin Spokes ride which is for the volunteer FD in Salado, TX. Turnout was...
03-16-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,279
Posted By oldschool56

I wear a doo rag under my helmet. On very hot...

I wear a doo rag under my helmet. On very hot days, I'll soak it in cold water before wearing it. During the ride, I can squeeze water from my bottle through the air vents and re-dampen the doo rag.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-15-17, 08:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,441
Posted By oldschool56

OK, so I rode 30 miles today with the gel pads. ...

OK, so I rode 30 miles today with the gel pads. The route was mostly paved with a short section of gravel. I experienced no numbness or tinging in either hand which I had before. When I installed...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-17, 10:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,441
Posted By oldschool56

It's a matter of preference (and available...

It's a matter of preference (and available funds). I prefer thicker bars. I'd rather pay $23.00 for the gel inserts first. If they don't function as I hope, I can then try something else a bit...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-11-17, 08:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,441
Posted By oldschool56

Advancements in Handlebar Wrapping

The last time I wrapped handlebars was over 35 years ago. Back then as I remember there were basically three choices, cloth, plastic or leather. Boy, have things changed. After reading several...
03-06-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By oldschool56

Try adding mole skin to the inside of the gloves...

Try adding mole skin to the inside of the gloves over the areas already padded. I did that to my Giro gels and really like the results.
02-28-17, 08:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,886
Posted By oldschool56

After 15+ years of doctors, physical therapy,...

After 15+ years of doctors, physical therapy, injections, and chiropractic in dealing with right hip pain, I'll be getting a replacement in June. The one physical activity I can enjoy now is cycling...
02-19-17, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By oldschool56

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.

Thanks to everyone for your suggestions.
Forum: Introductions
02-17-17, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 319
Posted By oldschool56

Welcome to the forum, Ann!!

Welcome to the forum, Ann!!
02-17-17, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By oldschool56

Pardon my usage of the wrong term. When I say...

Pardon my usage of the wrong term. When I say seat frame, I am talking about the seat rails.
02-17-17, 07:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By oldschool56

I am not sure of the make. I ordered it on ebay....

I am not sure of the make. I ordered it on ebay. The cost was $6.00. After inspecting it upon arrival, I was quite surprised at the quality of construction. The nuts/bolts are not loosening. The...
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