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03-06-21, 04:36 PM
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Posted By jppe

Maybe more of a Southern thing??? We flew it at...

Maybe more of a Southern thing??? We flew it at the Baptist Church I grew up in. I carried it into the church and put it in its stand near the pulpit. I still see them pretty frequently around NC.
03-06-21, 04:30 PM
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Posted By jppe

Very nice day to be outside, wasnít it? The...

Very nice day to be outside, wasnít it? The sunshine makes a huge difference in how it feels.

Another ride up to the Darrs on High Rock Lake. 75 miles with over half of it into the wind. But, a...
02-21-21, 05:49 PM
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Posted By jppe

A nice 64 mile ride up to the in laws on High...

A nice 64 mile ride up to the in laws on High Rock Lake. Finally some sunny skies!! You could definitely feel the cooler temperatures riding through the areas where it was shaded.

I have an...
02-20-21, 06:11 PM
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Views: 787
Posted By jppe

Glad it wasn’t any worse.

Glad it wasn’t any worse.
02-18-21, 04:17 PM
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Posted By jppe

Devil made me do it.... ...

Devil made me do it....

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02-18-21, 04:13 PM
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Posted By jppe

Devil made me do it.... ...

Devil made me do it....

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02-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 414
Posted By jppe

Good to hear it’s working for you. The design...

Good to hear it’s working for you. The design concept of the adjustability seems to make a lot sense to me. Once the right fit is determined it comes down to the quality and comfort of the pad and...
02-15-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,118
Posted By jppe

Pipe cleaners can assist cleaning some hard to...

Pipe cleaners can assist cleaning some hard to get to spots. Work great on a cassette.
02-15-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,375
Posted By jppe

Look both ways, if nothings coming the side of...

Look both ways, if nothings coming the side of the road or trail works for me. I also carry wet wipes like Hondo Gravel.
02-15-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,484
Posted By jppe

An update. My rear camera Fly 6 failed in August...

An update. My rear camera Fly 6 failed in August of 2020 due to moisture infiltration from riding in the rain. It was still under warranty so Cycliq agreed to replaceme it under warranty. Yesterday...
02-14-21, 04:05 PM
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Views: 63,483
Posted By jppe

it helps to have multiple interests!!

it helps to have multiple interests!!
02-14-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,603
Posted By jppe

Yes, this was before the HANS device. One of my...

Yes, this was before the HANS device. One of my neighbors was the first driver to go to DEís crashed car.
02-12-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By jppe

Some clip less pedals come with a tension...

Some clip less pedals come with a tension adjustment where you can adjust the force it takes to unclip. The unclipping motion is simply twisting your heel outward to unclip. To clip in you center the...
02-10-21, 03:39 PM
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Posted By jppe

We finally caught us a decent day weather wise...

We finally caught us a decent day weather wise didnít we??? Walked 18 holes this morning.....a record turnout of guys showing up to play.

Had fun riding 40 miles on the gravel bike this...
02-07-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,297
Posted By jppe

Not many long or steep hills around my house but...

Not many long or steep hills around my house but lots of ups and downs. A typical 100 mile ride is 5000í or more of climbing. Around the house I can usually stay in the big ring all day but thatís...
02-07-21, 01:13 PM
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Posted By jppe

After very minimal bike riding in January it was...

After very minimal bike riding in January it was time to get back out on the road. Finally caught a nice day to ride. A really slow 5 hour ride but it’s a start! It’s amazing how quickly fitness can...
02-05-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
Posted By jppe

Perfect, I see exactly what you've done--no need...

Perfect, I see exactly what you've done--no need for more pictures. I already have some of those hooks just waiting to be used!
02-05-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By jppe

Terrific! Youíve already figured out what I was...

Terrific! Youíve already figured out what I was hoping to see someone do. I like what youíve done as it takes up minimal space along the wall plus you can access the bikes from the ground. Do you...
02-04-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,632
Posted By jppe

How Do You Store Bikes?

It looks like weíll be moving to a smaller house one day. The plan would be to sell our two story house and move into a one story house to help us as we get less mobile. In the process weíll greatly...
02-02-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,095
Posted By jppe

Right hip replacement in 2016 from a bike crash.

Right hip replacement in 2016 from a bike crash.
01-31-21, 04:11 AM
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Posted By jppe

Nice rig and pics! I couldnít ride with the nose...

Nice rig and pics! I couldnít ride with the nose of the saddle pointed up like that but it must work for you.
01-30-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jppe

https://www.wsoctv.com/news/trending/portion-calif...

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Geez. Hopefully the repairs can be completed sooner than later!
01-30-21, 10:05 AM
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Views: 1,072
Posted By jppe

There are a lot of good people with a lot of...

There are a lot of good people with a lot of wisdom here. Then there are folks like me!!

Welcome.
01-30-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,590
Posted By jppe

Speaking of eyes, I always wear sunglasses while...

Speaking of eyes, I always wear sunglasses while riding but not while playing golf. As a contact lens wearer it’s a must. Otherwise junk gets in my eyes and it’s difficult to clean a lens out on the...
01-26-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jppe

Ride the Rockies say they are ON for this year....

Ride the Rockies say they are ON for this year. It seems a year too early for me but I’ll be vaccinated and am leaning towards riding it.
01-26-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jppe

Cycle Oregon is terrific! Iíve ridden it a couple...

Cycle Oregon is terrific! Iíve ridden it a couple times with the last one in Ď19 where we did Crater Lake, but rained hard the first 3 days!?!? Really well organized and the entertainment is a nice...
01-26-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By jppe

Oops. I was thinking double metrics......a true...

Oops. I was thinking double metrics......a true 50+ moment!!!

Same deal though. I know Iíve done 3.......1 with a group and 2 solo. The group was much easier but we kept it orderly and at a...
01-25-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,853
Posted By jppe

Frank, you might read up on Look Keo pedals. You...

Frank, you might read up on Look Keo pedals. You can get those at a pretty good price point. The Keos offer 3 different cleats. The red and gray ones have float whereas the black ones don’t have any...
01-25-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By jppe

Beautiful bike. Love whatís been done to it. I...

Beautiful bike. Love whatís been done to it. I hope you get a lot of safe miles on it!

An off topic question. I have to really work on my bike posture. For whatever reason I tend to lean to the...
01-25-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By jppe

It does take some training but it’s very doable....

It does take some training but it’s very doable. I know I did at least 3 last year at age 68 but it could have been more. The rides I remember were 125 miles, 137 miles plus a 160 miler. The 125...
01-24-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 464
Posted By jppe

The lone screw on the left side outside the plate...

The lone screw on the left side outside the plate looks odd from the image, doesnít it? Almost looks like it was an extra screw just left in there!! Guessing itís screwed directly into the bone.
01-24-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,784
Posted By jppe

A lot to like about the bike. You certainly did...

A lot to like about the bike. You certainly did your homework. The bars would be the only thing I’d have to change but it sounds like you’re working on that. Climbing double digit grades at 10 mph...
01-23-21, 03:23 PM
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Posted By jppe

Didnít plan for todayís ride very well. 41 miles...

Didnít plan for todayís ride very well. 41 miles solo directly into the wind. But the reward was lunch at Stameys in Tyro. Winds were more helpful the remaining 20+ miles.

Is it summer time yet!...
01-22-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By jppe

You just need to make sure the steerer is cut no...

You just need to make sure the steerer is cut no longer than the manufacturerís recommendation. Thatís generally 30-35 mm of stack between the stem and headset. If itís too long it can lead to...
01-18-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,603
Posted By jppe

Like others I’ve hit the ground a lot playing...

Like others I’ve hit the ground a lot playing other sports so most of the time it hasn’t been an issue. But falls and injuries can happen so quickly in spite of trying to avoid it. I thought I’d done...
01-17-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jppe

I don’t have a huge issue with not getting fully...

I don’t have a huge issue with not getting fully reimbursed for the registration fee. Unfortunately it’s not uncommon and I had a similar experience with Ride the Rockies in 2020. There are some...
01-14-21, 08:07 PM
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Posted By jppe

A short 24 miler on the gravel bike just tooling...

A short 24 miler on the gravel bike just tooling around.
...
01-11-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By jppe

I was in a similar situation. My company decided...

I was in a similar situation. My company decided to downsize again (it happened a LOT) and offered me a very nice opportunity to leave. Both my spouse and I were also assisted with a medical subsidy...
01-11-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jppe

Is there a Hwy 1 along the coast in Oregon? All I...

Is there a Hwy 1 along the coast in Oregon? All I was I was able to find along the coast in Oregon was Hwy 101. Is that doable by bike?
01-10-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By jppe

I’ve been doing a little research myself and the...

I’ve been doing a little research myself and the 530 looks like a great device to me, especially if you don’t need a touch screen. It has outstanding battery life and great mapping capabilities. Plus...
01-10-21, 03:18 PM
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Posted By jppe

Finally got back on the bike today after not...

Finally got back on the bike today after not riding for a while. Sinuses have been so bad the issue lingered for so long I even got a COVID test. My legs felt decent from continuing to walk 18 holes...
01-10-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,747
Posted By jppe

All I know is it seems the shorter cyclists I...

All I know is it seems the shorter cyclists I ride with all seem to ride behind my 6’ body.
01-10-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By jppe

Are you commuting some again?

Are you commuting some again?
01-09-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,553
Posted By jppe

A legit ride for sure. You must have some hills...

A legit ride for sure. You must have some hills around you like we do.
01-09-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,383
Posted By jppe

Final tally was 6400 miles with about 250,000’ of...

Final tally was 6400 miles with about 250,000’ of climbing at an average of 67 miles per ride. I don’t ride as often as some do but when I do I make it count!! Plus I walked 18 holes of golf for...
01-09-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By jppe

Good for you! Best of luck sorting it out. It’s...

Good for you! Best of luck sorting it out. It’s nice to have options!
01-09-21, 01:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jppe

Intriguing!! How would Hwy 101 be for a bike? I...

Intriguing!! How would Hwy 101 be for a bike? I think Iíve driven some of it but that was 20+ years ago on a family trip.Amazing views as I recall.

Google maps routes me off the coast through...
01-07-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,211
Posted By jppe

Bike Maine Cancelled their 2021 Tour

The weeklong supported tour was originally scheduled for September, 2020. They postponed the ride due to COVID until September 2021 which was a smart decision. They just rolled our registrations over...
Forum: Southeast
01-07-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,093
Posted By jppe

We are fortunate to have an extensive rural paved...

We are fortunate to have an extensive rural paved road system in NC. It seems like at one point NC had as many miles of paved roads as any other state. There’s a lot of country to explore.
01-07-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,996
Posted By jppe

My wife has wings and is an angel!!! While we...

My wife has wings and is an angel!!! While we have different hobbies and enjoy doing things separately, we also enjoy our time together. She doesn’t like to ride solo, but she did ride a tandem with...
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