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10-31-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By David Bierbaum

Since I posted this, the corrosion under my car...

Since I posted this, the corrosion under my car made it unsafe to drive, and more expensive to fix than I could get back from it by selling it after, so it went to scrap for $125.

I now get to...
10-31-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 27,526
Posted By David Bierbaum

Since my car corroded to death and was sold for...

Since my car corroded to death and was sold for scrap recently, there are two things I must give up on.

Taking my bike to the bike shop and leaving it till they can get to it.
Filling up the...
09-26-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By David Bierbaum

Age 5, would only have to do 5 miles, while age...

Age 5, would only have to do 5 miles, while age 70 would have to do 70 miles, so age 70 would be the prestige-prize winner of that bout!
09-18-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By David Bierbaum

I don't often stand and mash, thanks to my tried...

I don't often stand and mash, thanks to my tried and true old (OLD) biopace triple chainring, but on the steeper parts of that segment I was stand-n-mashing for all I was worth. The only thing that...
09-18-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,947
Posted By David Bierbaum

in an itty-bitty living space...

in an itty-bitty living space...
09-17-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By David Bierbaum

They're the little cramps that hit and disappear...

They're the little cramps that hit and disappear as one moves. I got those when I did my first 50 mile trip to the St. Louis Gateway Arch. They didn't last long, thankfully.

I went loaded for...
09-17-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By David Bierbaum

Right NOW?!?!?

Right NOW?!?!?
09-17-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,760
Posted By David Bierbaum

Yay. I rode my first "ride my age"

59 miles! No sparkle cramps! No barely getting back! I started early, took my time, made stops for lunch, treats, and hydration, including a self assembled root beer float made from a bottle of...
08-23-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By David Bierbaum

Yay! For my effort, I should get a "I did FIFTY...

Yay! For my effort, I should get a "I did FIFTY MILES, and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt!" T-Shirt! ;)
08-19-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By David Bierbaum

Sportlegs? That sounds like some sketchy...

Sportlegs? That sounds like some sketchy lingerie brand... :) Is there a non-pricey alternative to dripdrops? I'm a rice-and-beans person not by choice, if you get what I mean!
08-17-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By David Bierbaum

At least I'm back to normal today. I've ridden 39...

At least I'm back to normal today. I've ridden 39 miles on a 98℉ day, and 40 on a mid-90 day, and been just dandy when I got back, but that last 10 miles was definitely a "de-dandyfier" for me, even...
08-17-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By David Bierbaum

"Sparkle cramps"

I put that in the title, but I don't actually know what you call them. I kind of overdid it, doing a 50 mile ride to the Arch Grounds in St. Louis and back, yesterday, since I managed to do 40 miles...
08-16-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

I rode epically today. I just got back from a...

I rode epically today. I just got back from a trip to the St. Louis Arch grounds. After calculating on google maps, I seem to have gone a total of 50.9 miles.

My legs are toast.
...
08-09-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

Last Thursday, I went on my "weekend" long ride,...

Last Thursday, I went on my "weekend" long ride, since rain was in the forcast for the actual weekend. I decided to ride the Sam Vadalabene Trail as far as I could, and turn back and go to the Old...
08-03-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,634
Posted By David Bierbaum

There's also some bike fishing videos on the Path...

There's also some bike fishing videos on the Path Less Pedaled Youtube channel, though they are mostly catch-and-release fly fishers.
07-27-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By David Bierbaum

Congratulations. I have only recently broken the...

Congratulations. I have only recently broken the 40 mile barrier myself. It was sunny and got up to 98℉, but I picked a route that had lots an lots of shade, and I just took my own sweet time...
07-27-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,488
Posted By David Bierbaum

I think that was cheese, if those are anything...

I think that was cheese, if those are anything like what I used to have back in the 1900s...

Edit: And now I see that Flip Flop Rider beat me to it, with a more detailed version of the recipe. ...
07-27-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By David Bierbaum

There are advantages to going slower; all those...

There are advantages to going slower; all those things you sped by without noticing before are now there to be gawked at. As Monty Python said: "Always look at the bright side of life." 😎 With the...
07-26-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,235
Posted By David Bierbaum

Actually, since I posted this, Skydrive has...

Actually, since I posted this, Skydrive has turned into Onedrive, and no longer works the way it did, so I can't figure out how to use it now. Now I just upload my pics directly to the forum, since...
07-26-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

Yay! I finally broke the 40 mile mark for my...

Yay! I finally broke the 40 mile mark for my weekend rides! Back to Horseshoe Lake. Temperature was 98 out. I sure was happy for all the shade along the way.
...
07-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By David Bierbaum

Thanks for the help. I have no peanut butter on...

Thanks for the help. I have no peanut butter on hand, and the cooking oil has gone rancid, so WD-40 seems to be what I will try next
07-19-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By David Bierbaum

I think, for me, a ready-to-eat cup of tomato...

I think, for me, a ready-to-eat cup of tomato soup, and a (microwave) grilled cheese sandwich, with a bananananana for dessert sounds good for today.
07-19-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 747
Posted By David Bierbaum

Help! I ran over a wad of gum, and can't get it out of the treads!

What is the preferred method for dealing with the sticky slimy gooey mess of gum embedded in the fine-grained tread of my Vittoria Adventure Trail tire? I've tried soapy water and toothpicks, but...
07-14-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,362
Posted By David Bierbaum

Alas, where are our padded cycling Depends? At...

Alas, where are our padded cycling Depends? At the trailhead of my nearest MUP, they have one of those portajohns with the door always open to the sunlight, but all indoor facilities along the trails...
07-13-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

Well, I was going to do another 30+ ride...

Well, I was going to do another 30+ ride yesterday, but I got a bad case of flattus interruptus which left me with post-patch anxiety for the rest of my shortened ride. I do seem to be getting...
07-10-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By David Bierbaum

Thanks for the advice. I was kind of afraid of...

Thanks for the advice. I was kind of afraid of giving myself food poisoning in this humid heat. (I am kind of amazed that summer weather held off as long as it did this year, in Wood River.)

...
07-09-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,438
Posted By David Bierbaum

Packing food for an in-ride personal picnic.

If I want to ride 20 miles to, say, horseshoe lake, and have a personal picnic there before heading back, what sort of food could I pack in my trunk bag that won't go bad in the heat, yet would be...
07-05-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

Dag nabbit! 39.6 miles. I missed 40 by just...

Dag nabbit! 39.6 miles. I missed 40 by just that much... I went from my house to the watershed trail/goshen trail/nickelplate trail, then onto the nature trail down to the schoolhouse trail that...
06-23-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,253
Posted By David Bierbaum

Thinking about the title for this thread inspired...

Thinking about the title for this thread inspired me to google "musical farts" Public Service Announcement: Don't. Just... don't...

Edit: I think I feel a bit nauseous right now...
06-18-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,253
Posted By David Bierbaum

As a thought experiment, try to imagine either...

As a thought experiment, try to imagine either Simon or Garfunkel with all those piercings... ;)
06-18-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,862
Posted By David Bierbaum

I almost said "very rarely", but really, it's...

I almost said "very rarely", but really, it's more nuanced, so after thinking about it, I can say with absolute certainty that... I don't know... When I ride with the purpose of going somewhere and...
06-18-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,253
Posted By David Bierbaum

For some reason, the old song "King of the Road"...

For some reason, the old song "King of the Road" has been percolating through my head. I guess it's because I too am a Man of Means, by no means...

I have a list of songs in my "watch later"...
06-11-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,464
Posted By David Bierbaum

I wonder how many idiots like me had the thought...

I wonder how many idiots like me had the thought breeze through their heads "Wow! It's a literal one-armed Bandit!" I really like that color of green. I'm not a fan of the weird flat pastel colors...
06-11-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,839
Posted By David Bierbaum

Alas, I only wear bibs to eat lobster, so I...

Alas, I only wear bibs to eat lobster, so I wouldn't know myself. The guy from Path Less Pedaled seems to like the Velocio Men's Trail Mesh Bib Liner...
06-11-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 17,490
Posted By David Bierbaum

I don't think it's cars, per se, but the drivers...

I don't think it's cars, per se, but the drivers behind them. As a class, I'm not fond of 18 wheelers just because of the push and pull wind effects they generate as they pass me by. As another...
06-07-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

I did 34.4 miles this afternoon. I managed to...

I did 34.4 miles this afternoon. I managed to drink all the water I brought with me, which I have not done even on longer rides. I blame the fact that it got up to 100įf in the Sun. Fortunately,...
06-05-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,875
Posted By David Bierbaum

When I started back into riding, my seat stayed...

When I started back into riding, my seat stayed firmly planted in the saddle at all points in the ride, but lately, I've been increasingly been doing the stand-n-mash, along with the "seat barely on...
05-31-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,919
Posted By David Bierbaum

Be prepared for more than one bill from the...

Be prepared for more than one bill from the Trauma Hospital. Modern Medical Management loves to have each department bill you separately, so you get one bill from the Hospital, one from the Blood...
05-30-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

I want to say that I rode 30 miles today, but I...

I want to say that I rode 30 miles today, but I must be honest, and truthfully say that I only rode 29.5 miles. They finally redid Wanda Road, which leads to the Watershed Trailhead, so now it has...
05-07-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,254
Posted By David Bierbaum

I really need a pic of an inappropriate cycling...

I really need a pic of an inappropriate cycling jersey, for comparison purposes.
05-04-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By David Bierbaum

How outrageous! They should at least be wearing...

How outrageous! They should at least be wearing helmets and socks!!! :50:
05-04-20, 04:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,390
Posted By David Bierbaum

Just this weekend, I got this condition. When I...

Just this weekend, I got this condition. When I put on the sunscreen, I didn't think to put it on the top of my head before going out on a long ride, and now it looks like an airplane used the top...
05-04-20, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By David Bierbaum

There are four boxes to check off, to know if you...

There are four boxes to check off, to know if you are dressed for biking.

Not naked (this one is important)
Pants not shredded by chainring (I've had this happen to me)
Happy butt: Saddle...
05-03-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3,911
Views: 560,213
Posted By David Bierbaum

This is where I was going to post some awesome...

This is where I was going to post some awesome panorama shots I took with my phone, of my trip up the Confluence Trail and Sam Vadalabene Trail up to Elsah IL and back... except none of the pictures...
05-02-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

I rode 38 miles today. I rode up the Confluence...

I rode 38 miles today. I rode up the Confluence Trail then on to the Sam Vadabalene Trail till I reached Elsah IL, then went back. I took a bunch of impressive panaramas with my gcam app... which...
04-30-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,897
Posted By David Bierbaum

Not to worry. That's 346.5 in dog years. :lol: ...

Not to worry. That's 346.5 in dog years. :lol:

No "cycling kit", as the folks on GCN would say, for me.

In cold weather, I wear those fleece sweatpants, with possibly some long underwear if...
04-28-20, 04:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,067
Posted By David Bierbaum

The pride of achieving a goal through physical...

The pride of achieving a goal through physical suffering is a form of enjoyment for some, but I have to think that one day, everyone will wake up and think to themselves; "what is fun about making...
04-26-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 25,703
Views: 2,589,048
Posted By David Bierbaum

I did my first 25 mile ride in over a year today....

I did my first 25 mile ride in over a year today. As Mom's health deteriorated, I spent more and more time at home taking care of her.

That ended on April 8th, when Mom quietly drew her last...
08-04-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,617
Posted By David Bierbaum

Ultra Master's race course must be a climbing...

Ultra Master's race course must be a climbing event! And the first to make it over the hill wins!

Edit: And who needs to pantomime a stiff back. :injured:
08-01-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,489
Posted By David Bierbaum

I was just thinking the exact same thing. You can...

I was just thinking the exact same thing. You can either go single speed, or go all out and put in an internal geared hub, and keep riding your old friend.

Also, don't they make attachable RD...
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