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Forum: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,381
Posted By Rowan

Like Machka, I didn't know about this until ...

Like Machka, I didn't know about this until Machka told me just now.

Pcad was a fine man in every sense of the word. My heart is broken with this news.
02-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,724
Posted By Rowan

It has been a long while since I posted on BFs --...

It has been a long while since I posted on BFs -- not because of my health, but to do with the poor policies that exist in the BF management. But...

I am probably at the flattening state in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 178,688
Posted By Rowan

Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be...

Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be alive and to see the second birthday after the workplace accident. I really have Machka to thank for her absolutely sensational support for the past 16...
06-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,325
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: 3,961
Views: 147,994
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: 3,961
Views: 147,994
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: 566
Views: 74,853
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: 827
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: 5,169
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: 10,174
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: 60
Views: 8,482
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: 3,961
Views: 147,994
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: 9,721
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: 241
Views: 38,817
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: 33
Views: 2,737
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...
04-15-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,724
Posted By Rowan

Holy moly... yet another of us with a brain...

Holy moly... yet another of us with a brain medical issue. Get well soon, Wheever. And please do let us know, eatontkd how you are recovering and the riding is going on that nifty bike you have!
12-24-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,291
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: 566
Views: 74,853
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...
Replies: 35
Views: 8,672
Posted By Rowan

Bandera is right in a way. My major bike builds...

Bandera is right in a way. My major bike builds have involved Excel spreadsheets, costings and specifications, and sourcing information. Any sort of touring and even participation in a randonnee...
01-09-05, 04:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 26,204
Posted By Rowan

Gotta laugh. What do you think CF bikes are made...

Gotta laugh. What do you think CF bikes are made of? The carbon only chicken mesh.
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