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08-07-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,355
Posted By YankeeRider

The Specialized Roll is a comfort bike with a...

The Specialized Roll is a comfort bike with a significantly more upright position than the Trek Verve. I love mine. See also this thread...
08-04-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 76,099
Posted By YankeeRider

I think that just like me, you're kind of on the...

I think that just like me, you're kind of on the line where either a medium or a large can work okay. I am 6-ft even, and have short legs and a long torso for my height (30in-inseam). The experienced...
08-01-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

Thanks, the official name for the paint color is...

Thanks, the official name for the paint color is "gloss storm grey", but it is definitely a nature-inspired blue-grey. I was pleased when it arrived at my local bike shop :-). For someone looking...
08-01-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

Hi Muski3 - I like it just fine:-). It is...

Hi Muski3 - I like it just fine:-). It is definitely a lot more comfortable for me to ride with the more upright riding position both in terms of my hands and wrists and not having my neck cranked...
07-12-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,284
Posted By YankeeRider

Any ride is "a good ride". Seriously. Any ride...

Any ride is "a good ride". Seriously. Any ride provides health benefits, no matter if it's long or short. Secondly, every person is different in terms of their fitness and gear. Someone who's thin...
07-08-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,121
Posted By YankeeRider

July 4th

I just cruised Ocean Blvd in Rye, NH. Was sunny and hot, as the 4th of July should be, and beautiful, as that stretch of NH coastline should be :)
07-06-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By YankeeRider

Here's another photo of my stepover Roll (frame...

Here's another photo of my stepover Roll (frame size=large for me). Although it looks like a mountain bike from some angles, here you can clearly see that it has a really tall head tube to raise the...
07-06-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,086
Posted By YankeeRider

Sure sounds like you're talking about the...

Sure sounds like you're talking about the Specialized Roll Low Entry. Upright riding position is comfortable on your hands, wrists and back. Broad saddle is comfortable on a bike where your butt is...
07-06-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 13,317
Posted By YankeeRider

These Velo Orange "Tourist" bars are a close...

These Velo Orange "Tourist" bars are a close cousin to the Nitto "North Road" style handlebar. Classic looking and comfortable, swept back and with 70mm of rise....
07-04-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 487,083
Posted By YankeeRider

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Specialized comfort bike, is...
07-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 27,828
Posted By YankeeRider

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Specialized Roll Elite in seacoast NH
06-30-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

New Horse!

Finally got the new bike - it is the Roll Elite stepover with the single chainring, yielding a 40-tooth/40-tooth lowest gear. Haven't had it for too long yet, but it's clearly a big improvement on my...
06-30-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,251
Posted By YankeeRider

Hell Yes! If you crack your noggin, it will then...

Hell Yes! If you crack your noggin, it will then be a little late to start wearing a helmet - the horse will already have left the barn (or more precisely, the brains will already have left the...
05-26-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By YankeeRider

I assembled the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack and took it...

I assembled the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 rack and took it for a test drive yesterday. Overall impressions are very positive. I did get hung up in assembly in getting the two long threaded rods to grab the...
05-22-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By YankeeRider

I wound up going with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 at REI....

I wound up going with the Kuat Sherpa 2.0 at REI. The weight sold me, as that Thule is 52lb and I've had major shoulder surgery, 32lb is enough. Hope to assemble and try it this weekend. Thanks
05-22-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,017
Posted By YankeeRider

My son lives in Nolensville and his mom lives...

My son lives in Nolensville and his mom lives nearby in Franklin. It's a real pretty area but the roads around them have no shoulder to speak of, and they are raised above the surrounding ground...
05-22-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,058
Posted By YankeeRider

Hitch-Mounted Bike Rack?

Hi all - I am looking for a hitch-mounted bike rack, 2-bike capacity to mount on my 2019 Forester. The bikes don't have a horizontal top tube (slanty), so I think I am best off with a tray style...
02-06-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,652
Posted By YankeeRider

Nice looking bikes and even the "grocery getter"...

Nice looking bikes and even the "grocery getter" could go for a 50 mile ride. :-)
02-04-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,474
Posted By YankeeRider

You are dealing with a lot - I admire your drive,...

You are dealing with a lot - I admire your drive, and nice that your efforts are bringing you success too. Stay strong, man!
02-04-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,474
Posted By YankeeRider

zjrog - one might argue that the position of the...

zjrog - one might argue that the position of the recumbent is *too* comfortable the way you're supported I suppose. I am mixing about equal amounts of walking and riding on that indoor recumbent...
02-03-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

The Verve also looks like a sweet ride :-). I...

The Verve also looks like a sweet ride :-). I just don't know if it's going to be enough of an improvement in riding posture from my current bike, for my neck & hand issues, which is the whole reason...
02-03-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

Did you test-ride both of these, Jerry? If so,...

Did you test-ride both of these, Jerry? If so, how much performance and efficiency did you feel like you were giving up for the Roll's more relaxed geometry and bigger tires? I think I need that...
02-03-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,990
Posted By YankeeRider

I don't think there's any single right answer to...

I don't think there's any single right answer to these kinds of questions. So much is individual, whether it's fitness level, health issues, desired riding goals and style, terrain, riding partners,...
02-03-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

Thanks Jerry - I think the Roll has the riding...

Thanks Jerry - I think the Roll has the riding posture I need to eliminate the pain, and I have been encouraged by comments like yours from owners who seem to really enjoy them. :-)
02-03-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By YankeeRider

Outstanding - looks like you're putting together...

Outstanding - looks like you're putting together a comfortable and practical bike to meet her needs and not breaking the bank to boot :-)
02-03-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,176
Posted By YankeeRider

Congratulations on the new bike :-) It seems like...

Congratulations on the new bike :-) It seems like a fine choice to me. It's fairly lightweight and looks like it will be pretty efficient, but it's not a high strung bike; and you have a low gear...
02-03-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,474
Posted By YankeeRider

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Congratulations on all your progress! I know even with...
02-03-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,348
Posted By YankeeRider

Congratulations on committing to your journey to...

Congratulations on committing to your journey to a healthier you. I am on a similar one. The thing that I like to tell myself is that I may have some ups and downs but I am never defeated unless I...
02-03-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,276
Posted By YankeeRider

I have seen some evidence in the medical...

I have seen some evidence in the medical literature that aerobic exercise is more effective for weight loss than moderate intensity exercise,which suggests that a short fast ride, or intervals of...
02-03-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

Current Contenders

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Here are my current leading contenders for my...
02-03-19, 04:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,916
Posted By YankeeRider

Specialized Roll vs Trek Verve

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I am bike shopping, probably buy in mid-March as I am a fair-weather rider...
02-02-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,479
Posted By YankeeRider

To make it easier to pedal, I suggest looking at...

To make it easier to pedal, I suggest looking at something with 2in tires. Wheels ideally would be 36-spoke 14ga. Lots of lower end "mountain bikes" would fit that bill. In the Mongoose line, they...
01-28-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 655
Posted By YankeeRider

Should all that heavy metal in the stem be...

Should all that heavy metal in the stem be matched by some beefier wheels and tires?
01-28-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By YankeeRider

Here is a description of MIPS technology. It's...

Here is a description of MIPS technology. It's designed to reduce rotational acceleration of the head in an impact. Assuming it's not a horrific head injury where the skull is actually breached,...
01-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,587
Posted By YankeeRider

Congratulations on your progress and keep up the...

Congratulations on your progress and keep up the good work! I agree with your (and your doctor's) suggestions that sweets, potatoes, pasta, white rice, white bread give you a carbo high and then...
01-23-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,324
Posted By YankeeRider

There are lots of ways that various people...

There are lots of ways that various people succeed in losing weight, but for the goal of best overall health, a lifestyle / maintenance diet, the DASH Diet and Mediterranean Diet get the most love...
01-23-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,363
Posted By YankeeRider

My two cents is that there's nothing wrong with...

My two cents is that there's nothing wrong with dried fruit, but you want to be careful not to use the stuff that has added sugar. I do think that fresh (or frozen, where that's palatable) fruit are...
01-23-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,139
Posted By YankeeRider

Yep,the high-level plan is to do sensible healthy...

Yep,the high-level plan is to do sensible healthy eating following mainstream nutritional guidelines while restricting calories to about 1,300/day- aided by a daily food diary, plus moderate exercise...
01-22-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,767
Posted By YankeeRider

I spend a fair amount of time reading the medical...

I spend a fair amount of time reading the medical literature, and studies show that eating healthy carbs - which is basically beans, fruits and high fiber whole grains, reduces mortality and...
01-22-19, 09:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By YankeeRider

I am not sure, it looks like nylon, but it could...

I am not sure, it looks like nylon, but it could be some other synthetic. They don't dissolve, and they and the anchors stay in there forever, but the biological "glue" that forms between the end of...
01-19-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 858
Posted By YankeeRider

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I had a full tear in the supraspinatus tendon in my right shoulder last winter...
01-19-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By YankeeRider

As someone who was a fitness fanatic until age 32...

As someone who was a fitness fanatic until age 32 or so, and still pretty good until 38... now approaching 60 and have had decades of largely sedentary life and gained a lot of weight in my 40s and...
01-19-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,324
Posted By YankeeRider

If you are pressed for time during the week,...

If you are pressed for time during the week, nowadays there are nutritionally sound frozen dinners around 350 calories that you don't need to be on an expensive "plan" to find, they are right at the...
01-19-19, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,324
Posted By YankeeRider

Weekday lunch favorites are salads. Sometimes...

Weekday lunch favorites are salads. Sometimes Trader Joe's leafy salads, often with skinless chicken breast. Other times it's Cedar's Bean salads - chickpea, edamame, black bean, lentils. Weekend...
01-19-19, 06:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,324
Posted By YankeeRider

Weekday breakfast favorites are unsweetened...

Weekday breakfast favorites are unsweetened oatmeal, with a smattering of frozen wild blueberries or sliced banana for variety and extra nutrition; All Bran Buds or Shredded Wheat n Bran with...
01-19-19, 06:35 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 25,471
Posted By YankeeRider

I don't do Keto, but when I am paying attention...

I don't do Keto, but when I am paying attention to my diet closely and aiming for weight loss, some things I do that work for me are::

Count calories with a daily log and aim for about 1,300 /...
01-18-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,139
Posted By YankeeRider

I like the top Monterey of the two... at least to...

I like the top Monterey of the two... at least to my eyes, it seems to have bigger tires, less extreme sweep for the handlebars, and a smidge smaller chainring.
01-18-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 2,461
Views: 487,083
Posted By YankeeRider

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01-18-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,767
Posted By YankeeRider

Scientific / medical studies show that people...

Scientific / medical studies show that people have lower mortality and morbidity if they eat high-fiber carbs - like beans, bran, whole grains, unsweetened oatmeal, most fruits, rather than avoiding...
01-18-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,139
Posted By YankeeRider

I want to lose 15lb and get in decent shape...

I want to lose 15lb and get in decent shape again. If (when) I reach that goal, I'll set another goal that raises the bar further.
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