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06-26-06, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Right nmichell, I surely don't want to keel over,...

Right nmichell, I surely don't want to keel over, so for now, it'll be stopping as needed, the cadence
going up isn't that fast, today, pouring rain most of the morning, it let up around 2 so I took...
06-25-06, 05:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 582
Posted By Gary W. Graley

20 miler may be a bit much in that heat, myself,...

20 miler may be a bit much in that heat, myself, I like it on the hot days, but then I'm
trying to lose weight and get that sweat a working like crazy, people at work think I
am crazy when it hits...
06-25-06, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Well a short report, also found info on my Super...

Well a short report, also found info on my Super Le Tour, did come out in 76' so I'm not going nuts ;)

The HILL, spelled with an i, :) I'm now going up much farther, almost to the top before...
06-18-06, 03:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,125
Posted By Gary W. Graley

It was with a canondale and the shoes from the...

It was with a canondale and the shoes from the person I bought it from were a half size
larger, and the cleats were moving about! My first time ever with shoes like that, a lot
more power in...
06-18-06, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 579
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Good for you sir! What I'd suggest is to...

Good for you sir!
What I'd suggest is to section your ride and try to get to points in faster times
make that part of your training, say an intersection in under 20minutes and work
to beat that...
06-18-06, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Hi Caruso, yes in reality they are not out to...

Hi Caruso, yes in reality they are not out to kill me, it just seems an end to a means ;)

I told them at the outset that I'd not be going the whole route with them but they don't
ride every day...
06-17-06, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Thanks guys, I surely hope so, you'd not believe...

Thanks guys, I surely hope so, you'd not believe how steep this thing is!
I may drive up there to get a picture to post...
G2
06-17-06, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 434
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I think my friends are out to kill me...:)

I've two guys at work, one half my age another quite a bit younger than me, they are very good
cyclist, they know that I ride around on errands at lunch time to get some riding in, so they brought...
06-17-06, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I agree about not relying on the mirror to make a...

I agree about not relying on the mirror to make a left turn! But it's like in a car, just to keep in the
know what's coming up, I tried the eye glass mirror but not the helmet style, I just like...
06-16-06, 09:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,283
Posted By Gary W. Graley

And it turns 30 years old this year! Riding...

And it turns 30 years old this year!
Riding each day at lunch time!
G2
06-16-06, 09:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,027
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I really love the mirror on my brake grip, and...

I really love the mirror on my brake grip, and one day I road without it, couldn't find it after
the winter storage and I was VERY paranoid with not being able to view behind me, and
I see that...
06-16-06, 09:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,572
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Fitness/weight loss, plus I trick myself into...

Fitness/weight loss, plus I trick myself into exercising :) At lunch time I do my errands on the
bike, which turned 30 yrs old this year, old timey Schwinn Super le Tour 12.2, I have two friends...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-05, 06:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Thanks guys, I'm saving up now for a new bike for...

Thanks guys, I'm saving up now for a new bike for next summer.

As to my avatar, that was a photo I took of myself when I was in Germany, used a Fuji S7000 resting along side my head, looking into...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-05, 08:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Well, my boss jinxed me yesterday, my riding...

Well, my boss jinxed me yesterday, my riding finally made him dig out his Lotus and found one tire was nasty, he brought it in, flat as a flat can be. And today, when I checked my back tire it also...
Forum: Introductions
08-14-05, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Hi Tom! One thing you'll want to change on...

Hi Tom!
One thing you'll want to change on that bike are the brake lever's and cables
to the hidden style as well as brake pads too probably, I have the same bike
albiet a smaller one and my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-13-05, 07:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,129
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Road a 1000 the other day, just out back of the...

Road a 1000 the other day, just out back of the LBS, pretty spry bike, prices
at around $600, but the brake lever's worried me as I'm use to the shifters on
the down pipe and not part of the brake...
Forum: Commuting
08-13-05, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Still doing the lunch errand trip, now the...

Still doing the lunch errand trip, now the mileage is at or above 10 miles to cover
in less than an hour with stops along the way, so between the stops have to
kick it up a notch to get back in...
08-11-05, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I weighed myself today, just to see where I was...

I weighed myself today, just to see where I
was at and since starting a few weeks now and have dropped down
23 pounds, but as I said, some of muscle is also on board for the
ride now, so for me...
07-27-05, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,283
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Hi TOM! funny meeting you here and you having a...

Hi TOM! funny meeting you here and you having a similar bike as mine! While mine is coloured Red, which by some standards was a lighter weight paint ;)
Thanks Jason, the shop where I got mine, all...
07-24-05, 06:53 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,283
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Ah, ok, thanks Kerk, I was misinformed! but glad...

Ah, ok, thanks Kerk, I was misinformed! but glad to be near the top
and it does still ride nice. :)
G2
07-23-05, 10:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,283
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Thanks and yes, it never spent a night outside...

Thanks and yes, it never spent a night outside and after rides in the rain
I always wiped her down clean, gone through a few tires and a couple of
chains, should change out the sprockets but...
07-21-05, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Oh no, I don't condem drinking, I do drink plenty...

Oh no, I don't condem drinking, I do drink plenty during the day and between meals, but JUST not
with the meal is my contention. I don't overdrink, where some say drink 8 glasses no matter what
I...
07-20-05, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 21,283
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2

I picked this up when I got out of the Navy, the fall of 1976, so next year will be
for my personal bike, a 30 year anniversary :)

I'm tempted by all the fancy bikes out there, one that I've eyed...
Forum: Commuting
07-20-05, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 397
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Pre-Commuting stage

Well while I'm not a commuter in the real sense, I'm getting back into cycling.
The bike is an old Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2 with a blackburn rack and bag
and a front handlebar bag.

I live 16...
07-20-05, 06:05 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I was reluctant at first but now it's second...

I was reluctant at first but now it's second nature, you may want to have a
glass of water at the ready for sips, but you can easily just enjoy the meal
without washing it down, unless it's all...
07-19-05, 07:56 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Hehe, the alien is there for support, don't...

Hehe, the alien is there for support, don't heckle him/her too much ;)

As to Protein and Carbs, the theory behind that is we have two types of
Enzymes in our stomach to digest foods properly,...
07-16-05, 06:26 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 326,441
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Nice Gary! and I posted that sign to help others...

Nice Gary! and I posted that sign to help others maybe make something as a
constant reminder of things that they want to be focused on in their life, it's
handy and works, so far! My legs are...
07-13-05, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

This year I'm determined to gain/lose back the...

This year I'm determined to gain/lose back the weight that I lost before
taking the job I currently have, the stress of it's initial start caused me
to lose my focus and return back to poor eating...
07-13-05, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 326,441
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Just yesterday I made this sign up, posted an 8 x...

Just yesterday I made this sign up, posted an 8 x 10 in my office and a smaller
version for home on my fridge, just to help keep me focused! :)
...
07-11-05, 07:02 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Excellent Don! I'm back on the path starting...

Excellent Don! I'm back on the path starting this weekend myself! Finally!
Last summer I let the rain wear me down and halt my progress, this weekend
I decided to kick it back into gear!
G2
07-08-05, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 326,441
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Listed last year but this year I've gained a...

Listed last year but this year I've gained a year, now 51 but due to the rainy
season last summer didn't get to spin much if any, :( hope to change that
this summer, much dryer so far. Same bike...
10-24-04, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 326,441
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Please tell us your age. 50 years young as of...

Please tell us your age. 50 years young as of Jan 31 this year, 2004

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
I ride a 1976 Schwinn Super Le Tour 12.2

2. Do you take any special...
10-24-04, 08:06 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 12,786
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Turned 50 in Jan, a section like this may spark...

Turned 50 in Jan, a section like this may spark more interest for those just getting back into cycling, don't know for sure but unless it takes up too much room?
I had lost a lot of weight and was...
08-20-02, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Thanks Rich, While I agree about the Rail...

Thanks Rich,
While I agree about the Rail material, I was just curious as to why the change from one similar saddle to the next from the same manufacture is all.

I did take a read on Sheldon...
Forum: Commuting
08-17-02, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,497
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I had strap type pedals but falls were never much...

I had strap type pedals but falls were never much fun...

So I changed to the Half Clip without straps and that works great for me, you can lift just a little with them and they position your foot...
08-17-02, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,442
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Selle Italia Trans Am verses the Max Trans Am

If anyone has tried both of these seats, let us know your findings, as I picked up the plain one and meant to get the Max one, which reads as being wider but with Mag rails instead of Titanium rails...
08-16-02, 06:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,328
Posted By Gary W. Graley

My error... received the Trans Am Flite and...

My error... received the Trans Am Flite and REALLY meant to buy the MAX Flite for that extra bit of width needed for my behind...
Trying to reach SuperGo.com to see if they will Exchange these with...
08-16-02, 03:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,328
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I received the Selle Italia Flite Trans Am today...

I received the Selle Italia Flite Trans Am today from Supergo.com, can't comment too much on it yet, as my bike is at work, where I ride everyday during lunch hour to do my errands, but I'll go in...
08-14-02, 07:37 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Good Brian! Sounds like Deja Vu all over again!...

Good Brian!
Sounds like Deja Vu all over again! I'm 5' 6 1/2" very important that 1/2" ;)

I was at 225! now I'm down to just under 180, my goal though is to fit into size 32 pants and riding is a...
07-31-02, 06:11 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Wow that is like having a little person riding...

Wow that is like having a little person riding along side you!
Very nice! I'm at a plateau right at 180, dropped down to 178 but drift up to 183, so I'm bumping up my distance riding during lunch...
07-25-02, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

One day I was having lunch with a friend from...

One day I was having lunch with a friend from work and was going to order a nice big meat Cachata...(sp) but saw this guy sitting at a table that should have taken two chairs with a shirt 3 sizes too...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-24-02, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,784
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I'm with you Pokey, counting on it being a nice...

I'm with you Pokey, counting on it being a nice addition, something to ride when I get home at night or on the weekends as well, as I leave my Schwinn at work for my errands at lunch time...

The...
07-24-02, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2,573
Views: 309,329
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I saw on some News Network reporting show that...

I saw on some News Network reporting show that spoke about this and the thing that hit me was that they reported about the Atkins Diet the fact that;

People didn't Lose weight BECAUSE THEY ate...
Forum: Commuting
07-24-02, 08:37 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,831
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I guess a helmet would be a good thing,...

I guess a helmet would be a good thing, especially when you read about those who's life they've saved, I don't wear one right now, sweat and aggravation are my rationalization for not wearing one at...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-02, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,784
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Thanks Daniel, I contacted an LBS out near where...

Thanks Daniel, I contacted an LBS out near where this fellow lives to see if they ever packed and shipped bikes out, he said that they have packed bikes for people, charge $15 using an old shipping...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-23-02, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,784
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Here is a scan of one of the photos he sent me of...

Here is a scan of one of the photos he sent me of this bike, I tried stradling a Trek 1000 that was a 58cm and could just do that so the 54cm should be ok...

The drop outs have replacements and...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-02, 08:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,784
Posted By Gary W. Graley

I realize that, from the pics he sent, it looks...

I realize that, from the pics he sent, it looks pretty much the same size as the 1976 Schwinn Super Le Tour that I currently own, otherwise I'd not even attempt it, that's why I wondered about why...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-02, 06:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,784
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Yep I'm in PA and he's in CA, the pics are at my...

Yep I'm in PA and he's in CA, the pics are at my work right now so I can't tell right now how many sprockets are on the rear, he's asking for $150 plus shipping, the pics look great but wasn't sure...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-22-02, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,784
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Cannondale R500, age and value

I have an opportunity to buy a used Cannondale R500 triple, has shifters on the down tube, has the brake cable going across the top tube? Question can that be moved?

The bike has had one crash,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-21-02, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 906
Posted By Gary W. Graley

Tube length...meaning that when on the bike my...

Tube length...meaning that when on the bike my reach is proper?
G2
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