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08-10-19, 06:19 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,557
Posted By talphie

Iíd go fishing in the morning and ride the bike...

Iíd go fishing in the morning and ride the bike after sheís back from work. At least she can choose whether to ride with you.
08-10-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 350
Posted By talphie

If I was being slightly annoyed by a new seat...

If I was being slightly annoyed by a new seat that seems like it’s defective, I would take it back unless you ordered it from overseas like I did when I bought my Brooks saddle. If it was a local...
08-02-19, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By talphie

Cool looking bike. Congrats!

Cool looking bike. Congrats!
07-28-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,064
Posted By talphie

Thanks for sharing. Very nice comment from...

Thanks for sharing. Very nice comment from seemingly very nice 8-9 year old boy. Oh, and by the way, nice ride! Keep it going!
07-22-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By talphie

I’ve struggled with similar questions. I have an...

I’ve struggled with similar questions. I have an inexpensive cateye computer on my bike and I use the free version of Strava as well. The only reason I would use the paid version is if I decided to...
01-02-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,594
Posted By talphie

Nice to know that maybe at year 49 Iíll...

Nice to know that maybe at year 49 Iíll understand. I have a few years to get there, but not hopefull.
10-26-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 552
Posted By talphie

I’ve only really read reviews about them, but the...

I’ve only really read reviews about them, but the reviews seem to indicate they’re comfortable. With tendinitis, that would be important. I was tempted to purchase them when I recently went to...
10-23-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,350
Posted By talphie

Just purchased a Kurt Transfer 2 rack recently....

Just purchased a Kurt Transfer 2 rack recently. Iíve used it about 10 times so far, and Iíve been very pleased with it. It was less expensive than most of the other ones I checked on. I didnít want...
10-17-18, 05:41 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,372
Posted By talphie

Couldn’t agree more. Was wanting to ride this...

Couldn’t agree more. Was wanting to ride this afternoon, but with 45 degrees and 15-20 mph winds, I was “talked” out of it. This, from somebody who used to play a bit of pond hockey and ice fishes. I...
Forum: Great Lakes
10-17-18, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By talphie

I would agree and hope to go again next year. I...

I would agree and hope to go again next year. I donít ride a lot of these organized rides, but I did get the impression on this one that many of the riders thought the roads were only for bicyclists...
10-06-18, 05:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,328
Posted By talphie

Almost exactly my experience. Mine is slightly up...

Almost exactly my experience. Mine is slightly up in the front and I have the saddle with the cut-out (Imperial). But, as others have noted, mine was never horribly uncomfortable. I now have about...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-28-18, 07:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,058
Posted By talphie

There is a really nice trail between Charlevoix...

There is a really nice trail between Charlevoix and Petoskey. My wife and I rode it last year. We ride mostly trails and that one is probably our favorite so far. But, we’ve not ridden a high...
09-25-18, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,347
Posted By talphie

I really don’t see a bad choice here. Both are...

I really don’t see a bad choice here. Both are great bikes built by reputable companies. My wife and I both have Fx3’s and have approximately 2000 miles on them. We often comment on how much we like...
09-24-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By talphie

Iím feeling the drop in riding opportunities in...

Iím feeling the drop in riding opportunities in our State as well. I rode Saturday morning and had to ďlayerĒ for the first time in months since it was 45 degrees. Stayed fairly warm since there was...
09-24-18, 04:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By talphie

Just purchased a Kuat Transfer2 rack for...

Just purchased a Kuat Transfer2 rack for transporting our bikes. I looked at a few, but the $500-$600 scared me. This one retails for just under $300 (still a bit of an investment) and the bike...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-18, 04:54 AM
Replies: 18,823
Views: 3,771,702
Posted By talphie

Kuat Transfer2 bike rack to transport the bikes.

Kuat Transfer2 bike rack to transport the bikes.
09-22-18, 04:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 973
Posted By talphie

Now that is really cool. Nice work!

Now that is really cool. Nice work!
09-22-18, 04:47 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,811
Posted By talphie

Well, I started riding 2 years ago in August...

Well, I started riding 2 years ago in August 2016. By the time the snow started here, I had ridden 600+ miles and upgraded to a new bike. So, last year I figured 1000 miles should be easily...
09-20-18, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By talphie

Kind of matches the chairs on the porch. Really...

Kind of matches the chairs on the porch. Really nice!
09-17-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 428
Posted By talphie

Ice cream

Ice cream
09-17-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 679
Posted By talphie

A nice shower

A nice shower
09-16-18, 08:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 631
Posted By talphie

I purchased an Fx3 about 2 years ago. The first...

I purchased an Fx3 about 2 years ago. The first adjustment was the saddle which improved my comfort quite a bit. The one that came with the bike didn’t agree with me. After riding it for a little...
09-16-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 714
Posted By talphie

This one sounds like it would be worth a trip to...

This one sounds like it would be worth a trip to Delaware. Around here, they have an Amish Quilt ride (or something similar) where garden quilts are displayed. But, Amish pies are way more...
09-15-18, 05:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By talphie

Well, there may be about as many threads about...

Well, there may be about as many threads about saddles as there are opinions about saddles. I did change mine when I purchased my Fx3 a couple of years ago. The saddle that came on it didn’t agree...
09-06-18, 04:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,077
Posted By talphie

Well, I do easily qualify for this category in...

Well, I do easily qualify for this category in age, but don’t consider myself fast. But, a couple of weeks ago my wife and I are riding our 20-mile exercise trail course. We’re riding single file on...
09-05-18, 05:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By talphie

Been there, done that last winter too....

Been there, done that last winter too. Aggravating! Especially when my goal is to ride my way out of ďClydesdaleĒ country.
09-05-18, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By talphie

Nice job Aaron!

Nice job Aaron!
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-18, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,047
Posted By talphie

I’ve always liked yellow for a bike color, but...

I’ve always liked yellow for a bike color, but not for a car. Never wanted to buy a “lemon” for a car. It looks very nice on a bike!
09-03-18, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By talphie

Congratulations on your century! Nice job!

Congratulations on your century! Nice job!
09-03-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 464
Posted By talphie

Wow! I’m impressed with y’all. I was able to get...

Wow! I’m impressed with y’all. I was able to get in 52 over the three day weekend. 70 if I can count Friday evening, but I don’t think I’ve ever done over 100 on a weekend. My rides are usually 15-30...
09-03-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,370
Posted By talphie

Goal 200 miles. 9/1 19 miles 9/2 20 miles ...

Goal 200 miles.
9/1 19 miles
9/2 20 miles
9/3 12 miles
09-01-18, 05:30 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,563
Posted By talphie

The test ride, and my wife was able to test ride...

The test ride, and my wife was able to test ride at the same time. Loved the feel of the bikes.
08-29-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By talphie

Did similar. Considered a trainer, but went the...

Did similar. Considered a trainer, but went the stationary bike route. Rode all of 5 miles on it, bored to death all 5 of them. Stayed on my diet fairly well, but Iím convinced that without riding...
08-27-18, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By talphie

Nice progress. I’m impressed!

Nice progress. I’m impressed!
08-27-18, 12:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,445
Posted By talphie

I'm fairly old myself, but it appeared the rider...

I'm fairly old myself, but it appeared the rider may have been my senior. Whether the rider was local or not. I'm not sure since I'm not local to the event. The event is not a race, but it is timed,...
08-27-18, 05:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,445
Posted By talphie

This is good information since most of my riding...

This is good information since most of my riding is on paved trails to eliminate the opportunity of being hit by a car. But, this weekend I was on an organized ride where there were thousands of...
Forum: Introductions
08-20-18, 07:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 255
Posted By talphie

Welcome Anthony! Sounds like you forgot more than...

Welcome Anthony! Sounds like you forgot more than I know. Good luck!
Forum: Introductions
08-20-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 182
Posted By talphie

Welcome to the forum!

Welcome to the forum!
Forum: Introductions
08-20-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By talphie

Welcome to the forum. Lot of good people and...

Welcome to the forum. Lot of good people and information here. Good luck on the future biking plans!
08-19-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,032
Posted By talphie

I have the Trek Fx3 and my brother has the Quick...

I have the Trek Fx3 and my brother has the Quick 5. He has disc brakes, I do not. We both like our bikes. I don’t see a huge difference between the brakes unless you ride in the rain, which I do my...
08-14-18, 07:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By talphie

I added them to my Fx3 this year and I really...

I added them to my Fx3 this year and I really like them. I would agree with both answers so far to your question. To help me from falling when clipped, I probably donít clip in as often as some. If...
08-14-18, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By talphie

Had a professional bike fitting this Spring and...

Had a professional bike fitting this Spring and there were a few adjustments. Iím guessing there may be another knee procedure in the future, but in the mean time, just trying to reduce the...
08-14-18, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By talphie

The knee braces seem to eliminate the pain,...

The knee braces seem to eliminate the pain, especially on the knee that had surgery a few years ago. Without the braces, there tends to be some pain during the ride, and there is none with the knee...
08-13-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By talphie

Knee Braces

Wondered if anybody is aware of any knee braces out there that work well, but yet somewhat breathable? The ones currently in use work great, but are neoprene and once the ride is over (and during)...
Forum: Introductions
08-12-18, 05:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By talphie

Bike looks awesome! Nice to have you back.

Bike looks awesome! Nice to have you back.
Forum: Introductions
08-12-18, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By talphie

Welcome Alex. Sounds like you have a lot to...

Welcome Alex. Sounds like you have a lot to offer. Enjoy the forum.
Forum: Introductions
08-12-18, 05:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By talphie

Welcome to the forum. Hope to visit Boston...

Welcome to the forum. Hope to visit Boston sometime. It’s on my bucket list.
08-12-18, 04:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 549
Posted By talphie

Great choice! Enjoy the ride.

Great choice! Enjoy the ride.
08-11-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,326
Posted By talphie

Own a guitar. Can play a few chords. I enjoy it,...

Own a guitar. Can play a few chords. I enjoy it, but Iím not too good.
08-10-18, 04:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,512
Posted By talphie

Very nice! Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do,...

Very nice! Isn’t that what we’re supposed to do, yet too often I fail at it. I’m humbled by your act of kindness and impressed with your empathy at the same time. Too many bad stories, so it’s so...
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