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10-09-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,025
Posted By zarbog

b-17 Imperial, comfy out of the box. loved the...

b-17 Imperial, comfy out of the box. loved the slick slippery feel. Have over a thousand miles on it now and do not need padded shorts for 1 hour rides.
10-01-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,377
Views: 549,186
Posted By zarbog

How do you like the Panaracers compared to the...

How do you like the Panaracers compared to the stock tires, and what psi do you run them at? I might swap out my tires this winter.
09-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,117
Posted By zarbog

https://chosic.com/violinist-plays-violin-riding-b...

https://chosic.com/violinist-plays-violin-riding-bicycle/
09-21-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,117
Posted By zarbog

What is a salmon ? Vision of you talking to fish...

What is a salmon ? Vision of you talking to fish that talk back is disturbing.
09-16-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,598
Posted By zarbog

Took me from April until August to reach the 1000...

Took me from April until August to reach the 1000 mile mark. But I did it.
09-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 906
Posted By zarbog

If schools around here do not maintain a certain...

If schools around here do not maintain a certain percentage of enrollement, they get closed and sold. That forces the kids from those neighbourhoods to get bussed or driven to the next school that...
09-11-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,445
Posted By zarbog

Hoping to encourage you with a bit of my own...

Hoping to encourage you with a bit of my own journey. Started riding last July. I was diagnosed as to being 70% effecient in my breathing. Still considered normal but 69% would of dropped me out...
09-11-19, 10:11 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,959
Posted By zarbog

And yesterday as I was nearing the 3/4 way point...

And yesterday as I was nearing the 3/4 way point of a 9% grade on a side street, a young lady backed out directly in front of me from her driveway. Then she suddenly stopped when she saw me so now I...
09-06-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,124
Posted By zarbog

Lot's of great advice and encouragement, thanks. ...

Lot's of great advice and encouragement, thanks. I picked up a pair of running pants that have zippered ankles that are snug, so they should be fine for now, and MEC has some tights on sale that I...
09-02-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,858
Posted By zarbog

One section of rail trail here climbs a 1% to 3%...

One section of rail trail here climbs a 1% to 3% frade for 18 kilometers. It has varied surface, anywhere from bare hardpack earth, softer forest trail like and of course the sectons where there is...
09-01-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By zarbog

Buy a cheap speedometer and clock your speed,...

Buy a cheap speedometer and clock your speed, then repeat over and over until you go faster.
09-01-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,858
Posted By zarbog

This was interesting, I have never thought to...

This was interesting, I have never thought to figure out what my bikes gear inches work out to be. So my 32,48 chainrings with 11-34 cassette gives my just under 26 gi in lowest gear. I do not...
09-01-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 42,892
Posted By zarbog

I also am getting more and more use out of the...

I also am getting more and more use out of the drops on my Toughroad, it's all a belly fat thing. Have to get back to the shop one day and get the brifters set up better, too much of a reach from...
08-31-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,124
Posted By zarbog

Thanks for the tips everyone. Think I will...

Thanks for the tips everyone. Think I will invest in some new gear.
08-31-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,124
Posted By zarbog

Tights

Cool weather is here in the mornings already, it is 57 right now. I did manage to get comfortable with wearing cycling shorts while cruising around town and am pondering the resulting look of a 69...
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By zarbog

Thank you all for the replies. It is no longer...

Thank you all for the replies. It is no longer listed so it may have sold or was just pulled off the ad. I see what prices are being quoted in the US market, for a lot of the classic bikes, I am...
08-30-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,858
Posted By zarbog

I started riding last July at 68 years old. ...

I started riding last July at 68 years old. Gentle hills killed me and it was granny gear and 6 kilometers per hour. Had to stop and catch my breath at the top of hills. Maybe 3% grade and a...
08-30-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,214
Posted By zarbog

Wonder if Iohan Gueorguiev would have an opinion...

Wonder if Iohan Gueorguiev would have an opinion on reading a dogs true nature just by looking at it. That guy is a "dog whisperer"
08-28-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 13,938
Posted By zarbog

Used furniture, used clothing, used cars, and on...

Used furniture, used clothing, used cars, and on and on. You must spend a lot of time asking yourself questions.
08-28-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 5,684
Posted By zarbog

There are numerous locations in our city where...

There are numerous locations in our city where the offramps from the high speed city bypass dump the cars onto the main throughfairs. Crosswalks at these locations have signs telling cyclists to...
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By zarbog

1980 Raleigh Superbe

Local seller asking for best offer, I have not ventured into vintage bikes although I myself am vintage.

His description:
Raleigh Superbe 24 inch Reynolds 531 SL 12-speed Road Bike

Early 80s...
08-21-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,736
Posted By zarbog

I have a short section of flat good quality paved...

I have a short section of flat good quality paved road near me. I can sustain 34 kph on it or just over 21 mph. It is not even a mile long. On the rail trail with the same bike on crushed cinder I...
08-21-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By zarbog

I think your Miyata's looks are suffering a bit...

I think your Miyata's looks are suffering a bit from the style of the saddle bag. It is modern and sleek and distracts from the vintage look. To my eyes at least. The black is a good choise of...
08-19-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,817
Posted By zarbog

My favorite LBS is currently in the process of...

My favorite LBS is currently in the process of switching over to Endura from Louis Garneau because of quality issues.
08-17-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,163
Posted By zarbog

Congratz on 1000 miles ! You made me look at my...

Congratz on 1000 miles ! You made me look at my Strava, 1,563.9 km so far for 2019. Thats 30 miles short of 1000 and I did not even realize it. I would drop everything and go finish them right...
08-17-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,168
Posted By zarbog

Phenomenal ! Congratulations and thanks for the...

Phenomenal ! Congratulations and thanks for the inspirational sharing.
I started riding last year in mid July at 202 pounds and 5'10 and 68 yrs old. Today I am 190 lbs even. 12 pounds in a year...
08-17-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 708
Posted By zarbog

I wear hearing aids and they are over $3000...

I wear hearing aids and they are over $3000 dollars in here in Canada. No way I wear them riding, I would be afraid of losing one when taking off the helmut for a break. But main reason is they are...
08-16-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,490
Posted By zarbog

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Up or down, I walk this section. Too slippery for my Crosscuts
08-15-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,490
Posted By zarbog

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This is the closest actual gravel road to me. Just a farm lane with some 10%...
08-15-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,490
Posted By zarbog

With such low pressure do you not end up bouncing...

With such low pressure do you not end up bouncing when pedaling under load or high cadence ?
08-12-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,622
Posted By zarbog

My wife and I had matching Sekine's just like...

My wife and I had matching Sekine's just like that one, mine was the mens style, around the same year. Both were 5 speed. Had rock hard grips but they would coast faster than our friends CCM's...
08-10-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 1,161
Posted By zarbog

54 with finger and 57 with face, now I can delete...

54 with finger and 57 with face, now I can delete it.
08-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By zarbog

SPOKZ Free and works well, do not know if it is...

SPOKZ
Free and works well, do not know if it is available in your area. Iphone app
08-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By zarbog

Back, elbow and shoulders. Do you feel hunched...

Back, elbow and shoulders. Do you feel hunched over on the bike or that you are sitting over the handlebars ? Are you tires pumped up to mac air pressure making for a jarring ride ?
For what it's...
08-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,981
Posted By zarbog

I have these ...

I have these ...
08-02-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,147
Posted By zarbog

Nice, a live orchestra playing real instruments. ...

Nice, a live orchestra playing real instruments. Pretty rare nowadays.
08-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,203
Views: 173,490
Posted By zarbog

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Hardly any one out this morning, so nice...
08-01-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,679
Posted By zarbog

I have a lot more confidence in my 40mm Giant...

I have a lot more confidence in my 40mm Giant Crosscuts keeping me attached to the road then I did on my high pressure tires on my hybrid. 50psi with me at 192 lbs and they are pretty grippy. Not...
07-19-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 11,825
Posted By zarbog

I am 69 and about 15 pounds overweight. ...

I am 69 and about 15 pounds overweight. Yesterday's fast 35 km ride with the humidity making the temp feel like 94, was fine, drank one litre of water in small sips. Lost 1.4 pounds upon weighing...
07-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,984
Posted By zarbog

Regarding the bike fit calculator, which of the...

Regarding the bike fit calculator, which of the three fit types would a 69 year old recreational rider choose as the basis for their setup? Eddy, Competitive or French?
07-16-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,678
Posted By zarbog

Our bikes are stored indoors in the spare...

Our bikes are stored indoors in the spare bedroom. Dirt and mud on the tires means the bike gets hosed off and wiped down before it comes in. Dust can wait forever.

Shorts get taken off and into...
07-15-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,583
Posted By zarbog

Facts do not matter in this instance. Noisy hubs...

Facts do not matter in this instance. Noisy hubs just sound junky to me.
07-11-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 429,758
Posted By zarbog

Rode over it today, someone painted warnings on...

Rode over it today, someone painted warnings on the rail trail dirt, Danger, cyclist beware. And the city posted a dismount sign at the bridge. Looks like that is going to be the fix for at least...
07-09-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 429,758
Posted By zarbog

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City crew repaired this bridge on the local rail trail. Gaps between boards...
07-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,666
Posted By zarbog

The few gravel roads around here are accesable...

The few gravel roads around here are accesable via a rail trail system. The rail trail head is 5 km from my house, but the road to it is great with a fairly wide bike lane on it so its no problem. ...
07-08-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,139
Posted By zarbog

His gentle demeanor and soft narration, his love...

His gentle demeanor and soft narration, his love of the animals he encounters, his breathtaking videos, his fearless pursuit of his dreams and his bike riding skills. All these combine to present to...
07-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,351
Views: 429,758
Posted By zarbog

HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served...

HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served in the Second World War, the Korean Conflict and the Cold War. Distinguishing herself in several historic...
07-05-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By zarbog

You just saved me 150 bucks. My son wears five...

You just saved me 150 bucks. My son wears five tens on his mtb.

Glad others seem to know exactly what I was talking about, so it's not just me.
07-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,798
Posted By zarbog

Toes clench

Not sure where to post this but I enjoy the 50 plus gang.

I wear Sketchers Trail running shoes on my bike, with Race Face Chesters flat pedals. Pedal with the balls of my feet on the pedals. I...
07-04-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,132
Posted By zarbog

It's taken my 600 km's since April to get to the...

It's taken my 600 km's since April to get to the point where I can ride my Toughroad with no hands. But, if I try to pedal to maintain my speed I do slide forward on the seat (Brooks B17) and have...
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