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07-04-14, 02:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,398
Posted By cranky old dude

Once a year, every year for the past six years,...

Once a year, every year for the past six years, I've ridden a 100 miler within a couple of weeks of my birthday.

I have several personal reasons why I ride a "Birthday Century" every year plus, I...
07-03-14, 09:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 416
Posted By cranky old dude

Birthday Century.

Another birthday has come and gone. I am now 63 years old as of June 19th, and I rode the Rochester Area Recumbent Enthusiasts annual rally and used it as my annual "Birthday Century Ride". Total...
07-03-14, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 881
Posted By cranky old dude

A very Happy Anniversary to Nora and Denver!

A very Happy Anniversary to Nora and Denver!
07-15-13, 07:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By cranky old dude

I ranted. I finished. I did not revisit the...

I ranted.
I finished.
I did not revisit the thread.

No. Better yet. If all you crotchety old fogies can do for sport is push a guy's buttons when he's in a tough time then maybe you're right....
07-15-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By cranky old dude

I hope I can learn how.

I hope I can learn how.
07-15-13, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By cranky old dude

Well that's disappointing to learn.

Well that's disappointing to learn.
07-15-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By cranky old dude

Thanks. I usually only log in to contribute. It's...

Thanks. I usually only log in to contribute. It's not so much a mater of hiding, but if I don't want to be exposed to the ranting of someone who rubs me the wrong way I don't want to see their posts...
07-15-13, 05:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 818
Posted By cranky old dude

Is there a way....

....to get the "Ignore" feature to work without have to be logged in?

Sorry for the "Forums 101" type question but I'm kinda new to this.

Thanx
07-14-13, 07:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,641
Posted By cranky old dude

Ours is doing nicely, thank you. ...

Ours is doing nicely, thank you.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r152/crankyolddude/2012/October%202012/IMG_0420.jpg
07-14-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,616
Posted By cranky old dude

:thumb: I did get him to clearly state his...

:thumb:

I did get him to clearly state his opinion though.

Reviewing the replies, it does appear that I am in the minority and if I'm looking for enjoyment and friendly banter I'll have to...
07-14-13, 03:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,616
Posted By cranky old dude

Then why didn't you just say it instead of...

Then why didn't you just say it instead of copping an attitude?? Even now I have a hard time getting this opinion...



...from this post...



Perhaps I'm just a dullard like your friend's...
07-14-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 386,005
Posted By cranky old dude

I finally found the doorway to success..... ...

I finally found the doorway to success.....

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r152/crankyolddude/2013/July%202013/IMG_0764_zps0b9f1fa5.jpg

...could someone please show where the doorknob is?
...
07-14-13, 03:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,616
Posted By cranky old dude

What is your point? Everyone else voiced an...

What is your point?

Everyone else voiced an opinion, you made an observation.

Is it that I am such an interesting poster that you remember all my posts, or are you just trying to start another...
07-14-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,548
Posted By cranky old dude

I used to work with a man who enjoyed arguing...

I used to work with a man who enjoyed arguing about everything. The only way he knew how to converse was in a confrontational, argumentative, in-your-face manner.

No body enjoyed working with him.
07-13-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,616
Posted By cranky old dude

Is it just me....

...or has anyone else noticed that almost every thread in 50+ develops into an argument. Have we all turned into a bunch of old fuddy-duddies with a "My way or the hiway" attitude?

ie. a guy...
07-13-13, 07:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,548
Posted By cranky old dude

I think I'm the same on the forum as I am in...

I think I'm the same on the forum as I am in person, which I now think has been a big mistake. I always look for humor and irony in every conversation. My strength is 'One liners" , Playing with word...
07-10-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By cranky old dude

Nice bike!! Great ride!! :thumb: ...

Nice bike!!

Great ride!! :thumb:

Thanks for sharing.
07-10-13, 07:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,442
Posted By cranky old dude

Lookit the pretty picture!!

Lookit the pretty picture!!
07-10-13, 07:01 PM
07-10-13, 04:23 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,806
Posted By cranky old dude

Nice Bike!!

Nice Bike!!
07-10-13, 03:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,442
Posted By cranky old dude

I'm Sorry....I won't do it again.

I guess I was a bad boy for starting that 'Riding Topless' thread. I really thought that the 50+ had matured enough to handle the topic honestly and realistically and light heartedly without too many...
07-09-13, 06:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,638
Posted By cranky old dude

What a fun looking bike!! Congrats!!

What a fun looking bike!! Congrats!!
07-09-13, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8,742
Views: 459,806
Posted By cranky old dude

Going topless

On my little neighborhood 'Roll-about' this evening I left the helmet on the shelf. I figure at 6 to 8 MPH it would be hard, even for me, to fall off my Volae Tour seriously enough to do any damage....
07-07-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 520
Posted By cranky old dude

Relaxing

Now that the weather has calmed down a bit, nothing seems more relaxing than a nice evening ramble around the neighborhood on a well behaved 20/26 SWB recumbent. Two and a half to three miles up and...
07-06-13, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By cranky old dude

Ummmmm.....

Does anybody else notice anything kinda sorta, umm, well a little bit....you know, just a wee bit different with one of these ducks?
...
07-06-13, 03:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,503
Posted By cranky old dude

What a terrible way to start your holiday...

What a terrible way to start your holiday weekend. It must be difficult to carry on with your plans in the midst of those two horrific accidents. I hope you were able to find some inner peace.

My...
06-30-13, 12:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,365
Posted By cranky old dude

I've long been a strong proponent of permanently...

I've long been a strong proponent of permanently confiscating vehicles from intoxicated drivers, cell phones from texting drivers, and permanent vehicle seizure in road rage incidents.

I'm...
Forum: Recumbent
06-30-13, 12:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By cranky old dude

No need to go fuzzy. You can count the beards in...

No need to go fuzzy. You can count the beards in this group on one finger!!

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r152/crankyolddude/2013/June%202013/IMG_0710_zpsd8146b43.jpg
06-30-13, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 648
Posted By cranky old dude

Totally dis-assembled and cleaned on the 6th of...

Totally dis-assembled and cleaned on the 6th of June......after weeks of relentless rains, 40-hour work weeks (a good thing), and various other obligations....I finally got in a nice little 20 mile...
06-29-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By cranky old dude

FIFY I can't believe 218 reads, 14 replies,...

FIFY

I can't believe 218 reads, 14 replies, and no one took care of this before.
06-28-13, 07:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,948
Posted By cranky old dude

Ummm....at the risk of being cheeky, so many...

Ummm....at the risk of being cheeky, so many choices....butt which one will you choose to help keep your finances from going into arrears...that is assuming you have not already put the problem...
Forum: Recumbent
06-23-13, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By cranky old dude

I agree with osco53. Leave your 406 (20") up...

I agree with osco53. Leave your 406 (20") up front and keep the great handling that was designed into the bike. Note that in some instances it is possible to switch to a 451 (20") to help tame bumpy...
06-22-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By cranky old dude

Nicely done! Very nicely done indeed!

Nicely done!

Very nicely done indeed!
06-22-13, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By cranky old dude

Just for giggles, ride individually for a spell...

Just for giggles, ride individually for a spell and then hook-up and let Mrs. Grouch be the engine and you try being the caboose.

Just a thought.
Forum: Recumbent
06-22-13, 01:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,337
Posted By cranky old dude

The EZ Sport was designed by non other than...

The EZ Sport was designed by non other than Gardner Martin. The man knew what he was doing.

You got a great bike for a fantastic price. The weight is really not that much of a factor. I alternate...
06-22-13, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 757
Posted By cranky old dude

If you still have not found the cause of your...

If you still have not found the cause of your recent physical issues, I can certainly understand your concern.

I'm anxious to read how your ride went.
06-22-13, 01:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By cranky old dude

And the waitress melted on the spot.

No pictures today, they're a royal pain in the you know what.

No chronological ride report either, my rides are repetitive and boring for all but myself.

I did not rule out anecdotes though!
...
06-19-13, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 346
Posted By cranky old dude

A sincere Thank You to all. After an...

A sincere Thank You to all.

After an enjoyable work day my wife took me out to dinner, and our daughters called me from Navy Pier.

They are vacationing together for a week, their annual...
06-19-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By cranky old dude

Happy Birthday Bruce 19!!

Happy Birthday Bruce 19!!
06-19-13, 04:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 238
Posted By cranky old dude

Ooops! I shoulda checked the list. ...

Ooops! I shoulda checked the list.

:bday::bday::bday:
06-19-13, 03:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 276
Posted By cranky old dude

Birthday Greetings to TSL

:bday:

Here's wishing you have wall to wall sunshine, nothing but tailwinds, and trafic-free smooth roads all day long!!

....and of course Good Health and many more Birthdays!!
06-16-13, 12:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,155
Posted By cranky old dude

I've been belly-aching about our wet, cool...

I've been belly-aching about our wet, cool weather pattern of the past several months. Though we've had some localized flooding I am thankful that we have not faced anywhere's near the devastation...
06-16-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 734
Posted By cranky old dude

Congrats. on a ride well done!!! :thumb:

Congrats. on a ride well done!!! :thumb:
06-16-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 472
Posted By cranky old dude

Sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for...

Sounds like you had a great day! Thanks for sharing.
06-16-13, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By cranky old dude

Thank you, Sonny!! :50: I owe it all to...

Thank you, Sonny!! :50:

I owe it all to Bicycling!!! :D
06-16-13, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 342
Posted By cranky old dude

Another "Birthday Century"

Yesterday dawned bright and dry as I rolled my trusty Tour Easy out from its sanctuary A.K.A. my garage. I considered the fact that it wasn't raining to be a good omen as we have only had four days...
06-12-13, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 917
Posted By cranky old dude

My 62nd birthday is coming up on the 19th and I...

My 62nd birthday is coming up on the 19th and I too will be working on my birthday.

I anticipate doing a long ride on the 15th and calling that my "Birthday Ride", but if for some reason that ride...
Forum: Recumbent
06-10-13, 06:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By cranky old dude

Check the blurb on "B.O.B. Nutz" near the bottom...

Check the blurb on "B.O.B. Nutz" near the bottom of the second column on page 1. You need a pair of them.
06-10-13, 05:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,581
Posted By cranky old dude

Buy her some lessons from trained driving...

Buy her some lessons from trained driving instructors and then take her out to practice. Learning from a professional driving instructor and practicing with a professional driver has got to be a...
06-08-13, 03:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,488
Posted By cranky old dude

I've been 'bent since late 2007. In Sept. of...

I've been 'bent since late 2007.

In Sept. of '07 I purchased a new Sun EZ Sport from a reputable recumbent dealer in an effort to ensure that I was properly fitted to this "foreign to me" style...
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