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08-06-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By ZIPP2001

She's Back !

Today I decided to pull the old girl old for a quick 15 mile ride rolling around the lake area by my house. Every time I take her out I wonder why I don't get her out more often, because she is a...
05-12-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,582
Posted By tlema

Hit the gym...its a gradual process,you will...

Hit the gym...its a gradual process,you will scale through.
05-03-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,215
Posted By Maelochs

".... we get sucked into the delusion that if we...

".... we get sucked into the delusion that if we just pedal hard enough, fast enough and often enough that we can turn back the hands of time and recapture our youth .... "

This.

I had to...
05-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By billytwosheds

No longer being held for you, waited a week after...

No longer being held for you, waited a week after the initial DM and didn't see payment or communication. Dibs usually means you're ready to go.



Thanks for the smooth transaction, enjoy the...
04-24-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By scozim

Fun conversation while riding today

Took the old Nishiki Marina 12 for a spin today (it is normally on the indoor trainer but I wanted something different today). I was having a great, short ride as I needed to get back to work when I...
04-09-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,176
Posted By gregf83

What have you seen about how easy it spreads...

What have you seen about how easy it spreads outside? I just finished a 2 1/2 hr ride, saw lots of people out walking or exercising but the amount of time I spent in anyone's vicinity was negligible....
04-09-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,176
Posted By mr_bill

The Viral ‘Study’ About Runners Spreading...

The Viral ‘Study’ About Runners Spreading Coronavirus Is Not Actually a Study (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/v74az9/the-viral-study-about-runners-spreading-coronavirus-is-not-actually-a-study)
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03-25-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 537
Posted By rumrunn6

I like how you do a little preview at the...

I like how you do a little preview at the beginning. love the shopping carriage-cam! no TP? don't chuck the junk mail!
02-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,237
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Posted By DeadGrandpa

I'm 67, no aches or pains. I don't want to brag,...

I'm 67, no aches or pains. I don't want to brag, but with my fiancee, 61, I ride 200+ miles on a good week if weather allows us to get out 5 of 7 days. We don't ride fast, average 13 mph, plus or...
02-04-20, 08:48 PM
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Posted By FloridaDave

I like that! And I've heard it said -- You can't...

I like that! And I've heard it said -- You can't control aging, but you an control getting old.

What keeps me going is the thought that among the male population aged 65 and greater, those of us...
02-02-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,031
Posted By ZIPP2001

Two olds guys having fun.

I finally had company on the trails today. They aren't in ideal condition and can be a challenge at times. I let Ed take my Giant Yukon while I decided on my Trek Stache 29 plus bike. I knew I would...
02-01-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 3,237
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Views: 460,074
Posted By Burrzz

My Return

I have not been active BUT, I will try to be active in the future!!
I have three bikes, Road, Touring and, Mountain setup up as my city bike!!
I am retired, 78 (12/24/41" and live in Guiguinto,...
01-22-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,942
Posted By Wilfred Laurier

Also, put full fenders on your bike to avoid...

Also, put full fenders on your bike to avoid getting wet butt and shoes when riding in rain and wet snow. Riding in the winter without fenders is foolish.
12-09-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By John E

In Europe they have cars with smaller tires than...

In Europe they have cars with smaller tires than yours. :)
12-03-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Helderberg

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get...

Looks like fun. Around here by the time I get dressed, check tire pressure, set my Strava, tighten my helmet straps, the snow has melted.
Be safe and enjoy, Frank.
12-03-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By 5teve

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often...

Ever since 2011! It's sometimes fun and often worthwhile!

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12-03-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Maelochs

Yeah, I am considerably overweight but still like...

Yeah, I am considerably overweight but still like to ride .... oh. Never mind.
12-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By big john

Never had a fat bike but I did a lot of snow...

Never had a fat bike but I did a lot of snow riding on mountain bikes when I lived in the mountains. I actually liked the snow flying up when I hit bumps. I found the type of snow was important. If...
12-01-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By zjrog

Not yet. But maybe this winter I may find a fat...

Not yet. But maybe this winter I may find a fat bike...
11-28-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,575
Posted By woodway

+1 on this. I'm 60 and still do big...

+1 on this.

I'm 60 and still do big backcountry rides in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The big differences from riding these trails in my 30's to today:
1. The equipment is so much...
11-23-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,575
Posted By spinconn

[QUOTE=Mountain Mitch;21220903] the risks of road...

[QUOTE=Mountain Mitch;21220903] the risks of road riding are often devastating (or fatal) and often largely out of your control. Whereas the risks of mountain bike riding are usually lesser and...
11-14-19, 11:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,575
Posted By big john

I ride all over Southern California. Lots of...

I ride all over Southern California. Lots of climbing, lots of rocks, sand, ruts,and holes. Don't often ride in tight trees, don't do big jumps, or any jumps really. Always willing to dismount and...
11-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,494
Posted By ZIPP2001

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Bring on the snow !...
10-23-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,002
Posted By Darth Lefty

Depends entirely on time of year. Many mountain...

Depends entirely on time of year. Many mountain destinations will be snowed in during the winter and deserts are hottest in the summer-autumn.

Going out of the USA seems like fun. I know there's...
10-14-19, 08:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By Litespud

"there really is no such thing as a bad...

"there really is no such thing as a bad dog...just bad dog owners"
Sure, but is trying to shake that fundamentally good, but misunderstood hound off your back wheel the best time to be pondering...
10-14-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,633
Posted By oldgeezerjeff

With a few exceptions...there really is no such...

With a few exceptions...there really is no such thing as a bad dog...just bad dog owners. Unfortunately some people think their dog is special and shouldn't be subject to the same rules as "other...
Forum: Touring
10-09-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 655
Posted By indyfabz

BTW...I was in Wallace in June for the second...

BTW...I was in Wallace in June for the second time in two years. This year I did Gold Pass from St. Regis, MT, then descended down to the St. Joe River, camping outside of Avery. Rode into Avery,...
Forum: Touring
09-21-19, 06:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,722
Posted By raceboy

Stardognine needs to introduce the church lady to...

Stardognine needs to introduce the church lady to the panhandler.
Forum: Touring
09-13-19, 06:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,428
Posted By saddlesores

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!

fruit??? it's a mad, mad, mad, mad world!
Forum: Touring
08-05-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,169
Posted By Happy Feet

:) Drivers there seem to come in two...

:)

Drivers there seem to come in two varieties, Fast and super cautious. The roads are narrow, some with small shoulders and some with none but the main ferry traffic connector road north / south...
07-27-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 11,406
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Speaking of people participating in the...

Speaking of people participating in the sport/activity of cycling without the need or draw of competition, over 20,000 bicyclists from everywhere came to town yesterday and were welcomed by many,...
07-22-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,138
Posted By clubmanager

We worked out an afternoon viewing today on the...

We worked out an afternoon viewing today on the Spark. In his ad, he said there was a lifetime warranty and the price was $1200. I checked and the warranty is for first buyer only and offered at most...
07-22-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By indyfabz

I've done Ione, WA, to Sandpoint, ID, twice--1999...

I've done Ione, WA, to Sandpoint, ID, twice--1999 and 2000--while touring. Stopped in Newport, WA for my first ever chicken fried steak with biscuits and sausage gravy.

Saw this fellow last month...
07-20-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By clubmanager

No, as with us humans he probably looked down and...

No, as with us humans he probably looked down and backwards like someone tripped him then looked around to see if anyone saw it ;)
07-20-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,370
Posted By jppe

I bet the Elk went back to his herd and...

I bet the Elk went back to his herd and embarrassing told the others about how his hooves got tangled, slipped and fell while trying to get away from an alien being transported by a strange looking...
07-17-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 30,108
Posted By Bigbus

I've had both at my disposal and when it came to...

I've had both at my disposal and when it came to purchase new I've always stayed with the 27.5. Like you, I feel a real loss in maneuverability with the larger diameter tire even if the ride is...
07-08-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,241
Posted By gringomojado

Enough hair and you don't need sunblock gm

Enough hair and you don't need sunblock

gm
07-08-19, 01:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,241
Posted By BadGrandma

As the only woman to respond, shaved legs on a...

As the only woman to respond, shaved legs on a male cyclist is way sexier, on or off the bike. And legs get cleaner in the shower.
07-04-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,293
Posted By woodcraft

I liked this one. ...

I liked this one.


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06-30-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,173
Posted By FiftySix

Sad, sad news to hear. Good to know the hit...

Sad, sad news to hear.

Good to know the hit and run person got caught.

Still sad, sad news to hear.
06-28-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,441
Posted By gnappi

Congrats on getting back in the saddle, I'm 67...

Congrats on getting back in the saddle, I'm 67 and my Mtn bike has taken over my bike duties for the same purpose as you. Like you, I had been off the bike for several years.

The roads here (So....
06-10-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,333
Posted By Phil_gretz

I'm sorry to read of your wife's difficulties. ...

I'm sorry to read of your wife's difficulties. I'm not sure that this forum is the place to go for advice. Do you have a medical advocate associated with your insurance carrier? Maybe your GP can...
05-20-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 982
Posted By Hawkowl2

Well, don"t leave us hanging! How many fish and...

Well, don"t leave us hanging! How many fish and how big?
05-16-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,139
Posted By FiftySix

Exactly. Years ago I rode for the cycle...

Exactly.

Years ago I rode for the cycle computer. I pulled that off and now I ride for myself.

I've found I put out similar effort, but the fun factor is way up. :)
Forum: Touring
05-05-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,610
Posted By Happy Feet

Thanks all :) I have always loved the...

Thanks all :)



I have always loved the Whiskey Jacks from my early days hiking and climbing on the coast. We also have Blue Jays (Stellars?) which can come close but not in the same way. As I...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 646
Posted By Howard70

Hello Burtusg: 1. Where to camp? Depends. ...

Hello Burtusg:

1. Where to camp? Depends. Out in the western US there are vast tracks of public lands open to camping nearly anywhere. In those regions I look for sites close to water with...
Forum: Touring
04-30-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,712
Posted By winston63

I've ridden this route in reverse order. It's...

I've ridden this route in reverse order. It's mostly a gorgeous ride, but the roads between Sooke and Port Renfrew are narrow in spots with no shoulder and plenty of blind corners. It's not much of a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-27-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By kansukee

It works!

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04-26-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,844
Posted By rnothog

Someone from someplace sunny always has to chime...

Someone from someplace sunny always has to chime in. So permit me...

Triple digit day here in Phoenix. One of the first of many. Got in 20 miles before noon. It was about 90 by the time I started,...
04-25-19, 07:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,224
Posted By ascherer

There's a lot to like, but just why I like it -...

There's a lot to like, but just why I like it - 47 seasons later - remains a mystery. I hope I never figure it out, I just want to keep going.
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