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07-19-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,289
Posted By zarbog

I am 69 and about 15 pounds overweight. ...

I am 69 and about 15 pounds overweight. Yesterday's fast 35 km ride with the humidity making the temp feel like 94, was fine, drank one litre of water in small sips. Lost 1.4 pounds upon weighing...
07-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,791
Posted By zarbog

Regarding the bike fit calculator, which of the...

Regarding the bike fit calculator, which of the three fit types would a 69 year old recreational rider choose as the basis for their setup? Eddy, Competitive or French?
07-16-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,662
Posted By zarbog

Our bikes are stored indoors in the spare...

Our bikes are stored indoors in the spare bedroom. Dirt and mud on the tires means the bike gets hosed off and wiped down before it comes in. Dust can wait forever.

Shorts get taken off and into...
07-15-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 997
Posted By zarbog

Facts do not matter in this instance. Noisy hubs...

Facts do not matter in this instance. Noisy hubs just sound junky to me.
07-11-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 396,171
Posted By zarbog

Rode over it today, someone painted warnings on...

Rode over it today, someone painted warnings on the rail trail dirt, Danger, cyclist beware. And the city posted a dismount sign at the bridge. Looks like that is going to be the fix for at least...
07-09-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 396,171
Posted By zarbog

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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City crew repaired this bridge on the local rail trail. Gaps between boards...
07-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,511
Posted By zarbog

The few gravel roads around here are accesable...

The few gravel roads around here are accesable via a rail trail system. The rail trail head is 5 km from my house, but the road to it is great with a fairly wide bike lane on it so its no problem. ...
07-08-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,065
Posted By zarbog

His gentle demeanor and soft narration, his love...

His gentle demeanor and soft narration, his love of the animals he encounters, his breathtaking videos, his fearless pursuit of his dreams and his bike riding skills. All these combine to present to...
07-05-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 3,224
Views: 396,171
Posted By zarbog

HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served...

HMCS Haida, a Tribal class destroyer that served in the Second World War, the Korean Conflict and the Cold War. Distinguishing herself in several historic...
07-05-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By zarbog

You just saved me 150 bucks. My son wears five...

You just saved me 150 bucks. My son wears five tens on his mtb.

Glad others seem to know exactly what I was talking about, so it's not just me.
07-05-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,071
Posted By zarbog

Toes clench

Not sure where to post this but I enjoy the 50 plus gang.

I wear Sketchers Trail running shoes on my bike, with Race Face Chesters flat pedals. Pedal with the balls of my feet on the pedals. I...
07-04-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,742
Posted By zarbog

It's taken my 600 km's since April to get to the...

It's taken my 600 km's since April to get to the point where I can ride my Toughroad with no hands. But, if I try to pedal to maintain my speed I do slide forward on the seat (Brooks B17) and have...
07-01-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,562
Posted By zarbog

400.3 km for the month (248.5 miles)

400.3 km for the month (248.5 miles)
06-28-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By zarbog

Now you've done it. I dreamed I rode the mup in...

Now you've done it. I dreamed I rode the mup in my maidenform.........that is a scary image
06-26-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,919
Posted By zarbog

Went for a ride in my underwear

Did not realize until I got home that I was wearing a pair of liners, not shorts. Glad I did not stop to chat with the neighbours
06-25-19, 06:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,562
Posted By zarbog

wow

wow
06-22-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

This is my last update, thought I would share it ...

This is my last update, thought I would share it
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Just over 5 hours to...
06-19-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,562
Posted By zarbog

$1350 Cdn plus tax for my toughroad Gx Slr1. ...

$1350 Cdn plus tax for my toughroad Gx Slr1. Money saved through the ugly mech/hydraulic brake converter that takes up cockpit real estate. If you are not racing I think the bike does just about...
06-17-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,344
Posted By zarbog

Took the lane on a 7% downhill the other day. ...

Took the lane on a 7% downhill the other day. 50km/hr speed limit with signs all over the place warning of the hill. It has a stop sign at the bottom before the hill runs out. I was doing 38 miles...
06-17-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,110
Posted By zarbog

I just turned 69 last week. My 40 year old son...

I just turned 69 last week. My 40 year old son still wants me to get a mountain bike to go along with my gravel bike. Maybe a pedal assist in the future.
06-16-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,247
Posted By zarbog

Funny enough, I almost turned mine on today while...

Funny enough, I almost turned mine on today while on the rail trail. Fairly busy under heavy overcast skies and long stretches on the trail where the trees created a tunnel. Quite dark in the...
06-10-19, 08:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,665
Posted By zarbog

I think the OP scared the crap out of the pickup...

I think the OP scared the crap out of the pickup driver, the driver probably had a heart attack when you swerved back in front of him, no wonder he yelled. Both of you caused that near miss, his...
06-09-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,875
Posted By zarbog

RicePudding What did you think of the stock...

RicePudding
What did you think of the stock Giant Crosscuts ? Did you wear them out before you swapped and have you been happier with the OverRides ? Asking because I am riding on the stock tires...
06-08-19, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,412
Posted By zarbog

I also returned to riding last year after a long...

I also returned to riding last year after a long 30 years off a bike. Purchased a brand new 2018 Roam 3 disc. Fantastic bike for the money, very quick and nimble feeling on pavement. Quite happy...
05-30-19, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,438
Posted By zarbog

They were probably thinking of some type of...

They were probably thinking of some type of compression wear, I do not have any but have been tempted to try them and see what the fuss is about.
05-29-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

I was baffled as too how some folks managed to...

I was baffled as too how some folks managed to ride such long distances. There are so many areas of interest surrounding most communities that are accessible by bike, but are just too far away for...
05-26-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,970
Posted By zarbog

This still baffles me. When I was a kid, I found...

This still baffles me. When I was a kid, I found a brand new Daisy Red Ryder bb gun, complete with wood stock, lying in the middle of the path that joined our dead end court to the next street. I...
05-25-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,672
Posted By zarbog

Heavy thunderstorms off and on all day today. ...

Heavy thunderstorms off and on all day today. Storms would pass, sun would pop out. Think.......now's my chance for a short ride. Check the weather radar map, next wave of storms 10 minutes out. ...
05-20-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By zarbog

Good for you. That is always a good feeling.

Good for you. That is always a good feeling.
05-20-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,960
Posted By zarbog

I just went through this myslelf and read through...

I just went through this myslelf and read through a gazillion saddle posts. Finally happy with my new saddle and no I am not goint to say which one it is. Read the gazillion posts and buy what...
05-16-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

Spent just over 4 hours in the saddle today, 5 km...

Spent just over 4 hours in the saddle today, 5 km to the rail trail on pavement, and 5 more at the return ride. Managed 69.5 km. It is all cinder and forest trail, no hard gravel.Their is a 20 km...
05-14-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By zarbog

Congratz on your new wheels, nice looking bike. ...

Congratz on your new wheels, nice looking bike. Go ride the heck out of it.
05-14-19, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,965
Posted By zarbog

I remember riding my Raleigh back in 1969, with...

I remember riding my Raleigh back in 1969, with leather rat traps on the pedals. Rode with running shoes, no toe clips. Easy in and out, just a flick of the pedal to get the trap up on top after a...
05-14-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By zarbog

For what it's worth I just sold my 2018 Giant...

For what it's worth I just sold my 2018 Giant Roam 3 disc hybrid, which was a very decent bike. No way would I have risked riding up a curb on it but I did jump off curbs out of the seat. I chose a...
05-14-19, 06:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,861
Posted By zarbog

You stayed seated while jumping curbs :eek:

You stayed seated while jumping curbs :eek:
05-13-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,965
Posted By zarbog

Good for you, I am too chicken myself to take the...

Good for you, I am too chicken myself to take the plunge.
05-13-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,293
Posted By zarbog

You traded in your mountain bike for the Opus,...

You traded in your mountain bike for the Opus, was it the same shop now offering to take it back in trade for the Trek ? The Opus has expensive upgrades and might be worth more than they are...
05-12-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

Second ride on the Brooks, getting off the saddle...

Second ride on the Brooks, getting off the saddle more often, usually coasting and got off the bike twice for a few minutes to walk around. Two hours and 45 minutes, 47km, 390 metres elevation. ...
05-10-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,886
Posted By zarbog

I tried everything I could think of to relieve...

I tried everything I could think of to relieve the pain in my hands while cruising on the Giant Roam. Even put Jones bars on. The new bars solved the numb hands, but then the problem shifted to my...
05-08-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Different profiles, Brooks, Serfas, Giant...
05-08-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

Wow, the B17 arrived yesterday, was not home so...

Wow, the B17 arrived yesterday, was not home so they delivered it again today. That is crazy fast shipping UK to Can.
05-06-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

I replaced the very comfy for short rides Serfas...

I replaced the very comfy for short rides Serfas saddle with the stock one yesterday, it is narrow and has very little padding and I was better off after the ride, 2 hours and 15 minutes at a...
05-06-19, 05:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,668
Posted By zarbog

Southern Ontario here, I am 68 but seems all...

Southern Ontario here, I am 68 but seems all other gravel riders are young un's. Rail trail riders on the other hand are a complete mix.
05-05-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 945
Posted By zarbog

Nice setup on your bike. I talked to the shop...

Nice setup on your bike.
I talked to the shop and could get a mount, but I opted for a handlebar bag and a bar mounted headlamp. I had to take the stem clamp almost all the way off, so I could get...
05-05-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,709
Posted By zarbog

Many many years ago, a lap dog was in the habit...

Many many years ago, a lap dog was in the habit of running out at cars, bikes, motorcycles, whatever happened by on the street. It was a yappy Terrior of some kind. Younger brother had mentioned a...
05-04-19, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By zarbog

Iohan Gueorguiev this fella's you tube...

Iohan Gueorguiev

this fella's you tube channel chronicals his bike tour of the World. Starting in Northern Canada in the winter and as the years go by he works his way down through the states and...
05-03-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

Thanks for all your comments, Chain reaction has...

Thanks for all your comments, Chain reaction has a B17 on sale, going to spring for it. Last saddle was 80 plus tax, a Serfas RX.RR, this Brooks will be 132 delivered all in. I will revive the...
05-03-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

Those Brooks run 200 dollars after tax in my neck...

Those Brooks run 200 dollars after tax in my neck of the woods. I have slid the saddle forward a bit, I think I was riding closer to where the saddle starts to narrow, rather than back on the wider...
05-03-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,300
Posted By zarbog

The two hour barrier

The mileage varies from 30 to 40 km for me, depending on terrain, but man, things start to get pretty uncomfortable at that two hour mark. I would love to do 4 and 5 hour rides. Changed the hybrid ...
05-02-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,086
Posted By zarbog

Took me 6 months to lose 10 pounds last year,...

Took me 6 months to lose 10 pounds last year, gained 8 poinds back from November until the beginning of April, when I got the bike back out. Gained another 2 pounds this week. I do 30 km rides 3...
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