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Forum: Road Cycling
09-14-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb: an author must live life, in order to...

:thumb: an author must live life, in order to write about life
09-14-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,003
Posted By rumrunn6

go for it. last spring I narrowly missed a...

go for it. last spring I narrowly missed a pyramidal rock when I landed a knee on a small dirt patch
...
09-14-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,003
Posted By rumrunn6

actually it was a weird dirt ridge covered in...

actually it was a weird dirt ridge covered in grasses. wonder how it was formed. anyway, the top was well ridden so it was easy to follow where many others have ridden. but yeah I thought that was...
Forum: Northeast
09-14-19, 06:22 AM
Replies: 8,394
Views: 926,119
Posted By rumrunn6

thought that old road looked familiar - you do...

thought that old road looked familiar - you do the perimeter roads? how were the water crossings?
09-13-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,963
Posted By rumrunn6

wondering if we'll have another mild winter....

wondering if we'll have another mild winter. didn't have to rake my rood once last winter
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,759
Posted By rumrunn6

good man, I spent 1.5 hrs roadside waiting for a...

good man, I spent 1.5 hrs roadside waiting for a taxi this summer while lots of guys in big pickups just drove by
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 822
Posted By rumrunn6

I use an electric hair trimmer set to the long...

I use an electric hair trimmer set to the long setting (w/o attachements). I use it to reduce the length of my body hair, not "shave". I think it helps. helps to use a mirror & good lighting (&...
09-13-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,659
Views: 410,795
Posted By rumrunn6

score!

score!
Forum: Commuting
09-13-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By rumrunn6

I did a few split commutes last year & a handful...

I did a few split commutes last year & a handful of round trippers this summer. dawned on me the other day, that I might be able to do a few more. but I must admit, my storage for clothing at work,...
09-13-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 19,711
Posted By rumrunn6

I once bought a bike from Target. stuff broke & I...

I once bought a bike from Target. stuff broke & I replaced stuff. so what? lots of ppl spends THOUSANDS on a bike & still replace stuff before even riding them :foo:

but would I do it again?...
09-13-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,003
Posted By rumrunn6

yup, I'm no downhill daredevil. just like...

yup, I'm no downhill daredevil. just like exploring

https://youtu.be/zr7tDQOSj6Y

https://youtu.be/LMYmfCJ8WmY

https://youtu.be/1scW-v2FMi8
Forum: Road Cycling
09-13-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 254
Posted By rumrunn6

small steps. seemed like my kids got new bikes...

small steps. seemed like my kids got new bikes every 1-2 years until they reached adult size. fwiw - used bikes help with the ever increasing cost of having kids
09-13-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 585
Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw: sadly, an 88 yr old woman who lived near an...

fwiw: sadly, an 88 yr old woman who lived near an elementary school in Amherst, MA, was struck & killed by a school van this week
09-13-19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 478
Posted By rumrunn6

more bikes = more fun :D

more bikes = more fun :D
09-13-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By rumrunn6

that would be good, but it would have to be...

that would be good, but it would have to be calibrated to understand that a painful grimace, blood sweat & tears = cycling joy :D
09-12-19, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,148
Posted By rumrunn6

I wold factor in temperature, amount of sunshine...

I wold factor in temperature, amount of sunshine & the company I'm with
09-12-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,003
Posted By rumrunn6

I'm guessing you followed him but recently I...

I'm guessing you followed him

but recently I started to wonder, if luck is when preparation meets opportunity, what is bad luck? lack of preparation?
09-12-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 394
Posted By rumrunn6

I don't understand why you don't like a regular...

I don't understand why you don't like a regular flashlight for being seen. we have walkers in my area & I can see their regular flashlights just fine. they hold them normally, facing down...
09-12-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By rumrunn6

presta valves? ...

presta valves?

https://www.amazon.com/PACK-Tubes-PRESTA-Bicycle-Sunlite/dp/B011LMAM9E/ref=sr_1_8?keywords=Schrader+Valve+Tubes+700+x+28-35+48mm+stem&qid=1568319789&s=gateway&sr=8-8...
Forum: Commuting
09-12-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By rumrunn6

anybody start summer commuting & plan to continue?

here's hoping the cycling community picked up some new commuters this spring & summer & that some will try to continue thru the rest of the year!
09-12-19, 07:52 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,770
Posted By rumrunn6

sounds like that guy was looking for trouble

sounds like that guy was looking for trouble
09-12-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By rumrunn6

yay, fender season! take your time mounting them,...

yay, fender season! take your time mounting them, it can be frustrating. don't rush it. you may need parts that didn't come with the fender. there're all kinds of miscellaneous extra parts for...
09-12-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,611
Posted By rumrunn6

not normally, but last fall, a day or two before...

not normally, but last fall, a day or two before Thanksgiving?, I went into mine for a spoke & wheel truing, I think. the owner's Mom was there & we started talking about the photos on the wall & her...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-12-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By rumrunn6

realistically how much time are you looking to...

realistically how much time are you looking to save? I would just stick with road rules & be where drivers expect you to be. what is it about ppl that make them want to take rotaries or traffic...
09-11-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By rumrunn6

yeah a very low hanging front fender with an...

yeah a very low hanging front fender with an added mudflap will help that chain out

been scratching my head for a while about how to improve my chain protection on my mountain bike cuz a low...
09-11-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,198
Posted By rumrunn6

I make my own sugar free lemon water every day...

I make my own sugar free lemon water every day for my gout. Works great and I can now drink alcohol and eat meat w/o gout attacks. If Iím traveling I may resort to having one if the more healthy...
09-11-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 214
Posted By rumrunn6

Lol but seriously Iíd be interested in hearing...

Lol but seriously Iíd be interested in hearing more from the LBS perspective - we often hear from our owners & professional bike mechanics throughout the forums but it would be interesting to hear...
09-10-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 668
Posted By rumrunn6

a cpl thoughts ...having gone thru...

a cpl thoughts ...having gone thru experimentation with changing tires to suit ever challenging terrain, I discovered that I will always push the envelope to the limits of my tires. meaning, maybe...
Forum: Northeast
09-10-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 8,394
Views: 926,119
Posted By rumrunn6

any thoughts to share on cause & prevention? was...

any thoughts to share on cause & prevention? was it someone, on the wrong side, at a road crossing, going too fast?
09-10-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,372
Posted By rumrunn6

I troll the bike forums ... :D

I troll the bike forums ... :D
09-10-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 867
Posted By rumrunn6

maybe work with what you got? meaning, maybe...

maybe work with what you got? meaning, maybe stick to 20 miles rides for another year? maybe increase the # of 20 miles rides you do per month? maybe ride 20 miles then take a break & do another 10...
09-09-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 149,953
Posted By rumrunn6

welcome to the family! will you keep it?

welcome to the family! will you keep it?
09-09-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 149,953
Posted By rumrunn6

our 2 adult kids moved out (again) & so our cats...

our 2 adult kids moved out (again) & so our cats are confused again. there's been a little cat-box misbehavior (as in the past). I think they'll be fine but I like them & want to keep them distracted...
Forum: Northeast
09-07-19, 05:12 PM
Replies: 8,394
Views: 926,119
Posted By rumrunn6

Yikes! Get well soon. Moved Sonny Boy to Medford...

Yikes! Get well soon. Moved Sonny Boy to Medford and crossed a cpl sets of RR tracks also drove thru West Concord and saw ppl planting trees on the BFRT also drove thru Arlington and saw some sort of...
09-06-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,226
Posted By rumrunn6

that's not so bad

that's not so bad
09-06-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,287
Posted By rumrunn6

I have some Pearl Izumi fingered gloves & also a...

I have some Pearl Izumi fingered gloves & also a pair of their lobster gloves. you're right, cycling specific winter gloves are the way to go. but I like bar mitts w/ glove liners or other cheap...
09-06-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,287
Posted By rumrunn6

cycling specific pants are great & my go-to combo...

cycling specific pants are great & my go-to combo is thin lined trishorts under snug (not tight) Novara Headwind Pants. not available anymore. but they fit just right for my 60 yr old body. I'm sure...
09-06-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 611
Posted By rumrunn6

my recollection of being a parent to young...

my recollection of being a parent to young children is, that whatever you get used to, changes. good luck & have fun cuz when they're 20+ they move out & rarely ride with you anymore!
09-06-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,154
Posted By rumrunn6

what kind of riding will you do? for me, the...

what kind of riding will you do? for me, the wider my tire the slower I go. big fat monsters provide grip but I don't go anywhere. if I'm commuting, narrow studs are the way I go. I'll be able to dig...
09-06-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,923
Posted By rumrunn6

1st full year of commuting, it was on tires &...

1st full year of commuting, it was on tires & clothing
Forum: Northeast
09-06-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8,394
Views: 926,119
Posted By rumrunn6

I'm jealous. my son is moving to Medford this...

I'm jealous. my son is moving to Medford this weekend & he works in Lexington 6.7 miles from his new apt. most of which he can ride on the MM! he already had to rent a day-use bike one time for an...
09-06-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,953
Posted By rumrunn6

FB has a lot of positive features & benefits...

FB has a lot of positive features & benefits despite the russian's political use of it. aside from updates about a cpl rail trails I like, I don't use it for bike related stuff. other than sharing...
Forum: Touring
09-06-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By rumrunn6

rseeker thanks for the mention. I got better w/...

rseeker thanks for the mention. I got better w/ each set I did. even did it w a mountain bike! I love the clearance!
...
09-06-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,799
Posted By rumrunn6

then there're "rollers". was thinking about this...

then there're "rollers". was thinking about this thread on my way home last night. there's a route I like in Carlisle, MA, with at least a nice mile of rolling hills. as much as I would like to stay...
09-05-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,799
Posted By rumrunn6

low gear & just work in the saddle ...

low gear & just work in the saddle

https://youtu.be/xWh5BF2tzQw
Forum: Road Cycling
09-05-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,635
Posted By rumrunn6

https://youtu.be/dBN86y30Ufc

https://youtu.be/dBN86y30Ufc
09-05-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,002
Posted By rumrunn6

riding more will help you adjust to perceived...

riding more will help you adjust to perceived discomfort. 10 miles is an ideal commuting distance. if you drive now, you can stock supplies with your car & try a bike commute once. also try it on a...
09-04-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,005
Posted By rumrunn6

WarrenC run donít walk to find a better dentist

WarrenC run donít walk to find a better dentist
09-04-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,005
Posted By rumrunn6

you might take a look here. this will list (by...

you might take a look here. this will list (by zip code) providers that accept CareCredit I guess. I'm looking for financing myself
...
09-04-19, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,005
Posted By rumrunn6

seems I never posted my pics here! can't help...

seems I never posted my pics here! can't help with a referral at that location, sorry

before the crown
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