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08-17-19, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,250
Posted By zarbog

Congratz on 1000 miles ! You made me look at my...

Congratz on 1000 miles ! You made me look at my Strava, 1,563.9 km so far for 2019. Thats 30 miles short of 1000 and I did not even realize it. I would drop everything and go finish them right...
08-17-19, 06:34 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 690
Posted By zarbog

Phenomenal ! Congratulations and thanks for the...

Phenomenal ! Congratulations and thanks for the inspirational sharing.
I started riding last year in mid July at 202 pounds and 5'10 and 68 yrs old. Today I am 190 lbs even. 12 pounds in a year...
08-17-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 508
Posted By zarbog

I wear hearing aids and they are over $3000...

I wear hearing aids and they are over $3000 dollars in here in Canada. No way I wear them riding, I would be afraid of losing one when taking off the helmut for a break. But main reason is they are...
08-16-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 152,997
Posted By zarbog

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Up or down, I walk this section. Too slippery for my Crosscuts
08-15-19, 07:48 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 152,997
Posted By zarbog

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This is the closest actual gravel road to me. Just a farm lane with some 10%...
08-15-19, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 152,997
Posted By zarbog

With such low pressure do you not end up bouncing...

With such low pressure do you not end up bouncing when pedaling under load or high cadence ?
08-12-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,470
Posted By zarbog

My wife and I had matching Sekine's just like...

My wife and I had matching Sekine's just like that one, mine was the mens style, around the same year. Both were 5 speed. Had rock hard grips but they would coast faster than our friends CCM's...
08-10-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
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Views: 945
Posted By zarbog

54 with finger and 57 with face, now I can delete...

54 with finger and 57 with face, now I can delete it.
08-10-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By zarbog

SPOKZ Free and works well, do not know if it is...

SPOKZ
Free and works well, do not know if it is available in your area. Iphone app
08-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By zarbog

Back, elbow and shoulders. Do you feel hunched...

Back, elbow and shoulders. Do you feel hunched over on the bike or that you are sitting over the handlebars ? Are you tires pumped up to mac air pressure making for a jarring ride ?
For what it's...
08-09-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,261
Posted By zarbog

I have these ...

I have these ...
08-02-19, 11:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,642
Posted By zarbog

Nice, a live orchestra playing real instruments. ...

Nice, a live orchestra playing real instruments. Pretty rare nowadays.
08-02-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,137
Views: 152,997
Posted By zarbog

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Hardly any one out this morning, so nice...
08-01-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,069
Posted By zarbog

I have a lot more confidence in my 40mm Giant...

I have a lot more confidence in my 40mm Giant Crosscuts keeping me attached to the road then I did on my high pressure tires on my hybrid. 50psi with me at 192 lbs and they are pretty grippy. Not...
07-19-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 10,807
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: 2,676
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: 33
Views: 2,355
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: 1,215
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: 3,257
Views: 405,615
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: 3,257
Views: 405,615
Posted By zarbog

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City crew repaired this bridge on the local rail trail. Gaps between boards...
07-09-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
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: 1,104
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: 3,257
Views: 405,615
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: 1,594
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: 1,594
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: 10
Views: 2,682
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: 10,158
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: 2,303
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: 2,303
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: 10,158
Posted By zarbog

wow

wow
06-22-19, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,466
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: 5,120
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: 3,570
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: 3,385
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: 8,789
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: 3,901
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: 2,018
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: 1,505
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: 1,530
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: 6,466
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: 13,126
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: 1,691
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: 648
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: 2,065
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: 6,466
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: 1,336
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: 3,050
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: 1,336
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: 1,917
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: 3,050
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.
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