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09-18-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,714
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It makes a bigger difference than you realize....

It makes a bigger difference than you realize. The amount of effort needed to carry around extra weight is considerable, and when that weight is removed, the energy savings goes a long way to...
09-15-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 918
Posted By 50PlusCycling

It's not important. What you ride is less...

It's not important. What you ride is less important than riding, and unless you are riding competitively in a team where there are fleet of bikes where it is logical that all the bikes share the same...
09-15-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The problem is shipping. Small goods are sent in...

The problem is shipping. Small goods are sent in small packages in airmail shipments, and most of these ride in the bottom of passenger airliners. The cost of air mail is low, so the prices for...
Forum: Foo
09-14-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 589
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Move. When I was a kid in California the...

Move.

When I was a kid in California the hills burned every summer. The usual year in California is endless rain in the winter, which causes the grass, trees, and weeds to grow. In spring the...
09-11-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,788
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I guess the COVID 19 forum is now the new P&R...

I guess the COVID 19 forum is now the new P&R forum? But to play the game, one country among affluent countries has the largest number of obese and diabetic people, and more than 90% of COVID 19...
08-30-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,098
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The premise is generally false. Money cyclists...

The premise is generally false. Money cyclists don't spent on cars is spent on other things. However, the exception is generally large, in that the desire for expensive items like cars motivate...
Forum: Foo
08-22-20, 07:01 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,042
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember some things from the 70's Meeting...

I remember some things from the 70's

Meeting Evil Knievel (I got to shake his hand at a Toys R Us event).

Wondering what a "Watergate" was, and thinking it must look something like a dam.
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08-20-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,540
Posted By 50PlusCycling

When you get older, the belly fat doesn't burn...

When you get older, the belly fat doesn't burn off so easily. When I was racing in my 20's I could eat as much as I wanted of anything, and never gain an ounce of weight. In those days I ate much...
08-09-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,590
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As long as I can maintain a steady pace, it would...

As long as I can maintain a steady pace, it would s never too hot for cycling. If I can keep moving, the air passing over and around me keeps me cool enough to continue riding. However, in really hot...
08-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 7,054
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I...

I remember when there were no cell phones, and I was free to ride, camp, hunt, and do so many things without having to check messages and emails. Believe it or not, it was completely possible to have...
07-27-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,174
Posted By 50PlusCycling

4 bikes isn't nuts, it's just a start.

4 bikes isn't nuts, it's just a start.
07-05-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 939
Posted By 50PlusCycling

As a former police officer and traffic homicide...

As a former police officer and traffic homicide investigator, I think wearing earphones is a great way to shorten your life. In most places riding while wearing earphones is illegal, and this for...
06-10-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
Posted By 50PlusCycling

"The Lancet" and the "New England Journal of Medicine" retract HCQ articles

Last month, The Lancet, and the New England Journal of Medicine published articles which supported a New York study of HCQ saying that it was not effective against COVID 19, and could cause increase...
05-18-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 677
Posted By 50PlusCycling

One thing that increased during the emergency was...

One thing that increased during the emergency was the amount of people deciding to go out and exercise. There were far more people running in the park, and far more people out cycling than is normal...
05-04-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,705
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Congrats on your purchase. I have been using...

Congrats on your purchase. I have been using Brooks saddle for the last 10 years (after two decades of scoffing them), and I love them. I have always ridden the regular B17, without any cutouts or...
05-01-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 912
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Other than the crazy drivers, it looks like a...

Other than the crazy drivers, it looks like a nice place to ride. I live in one of the most densely populated places on earth, and have to go a loooong way to get into the countryside. Though there...
05-01-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,715
Posted By 50PlusCycling

You probably already know how to get a bike that...

You probably already know how to get a bike that fits, anything with two wheels in good working order is all you need to start. When I am off the bike for a long time, my first ride is just an easy...
Forum: Foo
05-01-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 423
Posted By 50PlusCycling

That's one of the most ironic sentences I have...

That's one of the most ironic sentences I have ever read. Walmart is the center of the universe for "sick individuals." If there isn't a zoo in your neighborhood with a primate house, you can always...
05-01-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,867
Posted By 50PlusCycling

No, absolutely not. If I were commuting in...

No, absolutely not. If I were commuting in Beijing I could see the point, but if you live in a place where your visibility is 2km or more on an average day, you don't need one. In regards to viruses,...
04-28-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I needed more gearing for hills, which is why I...

I needed more gearing for hills, which is why I moved to the MTB rear driveline. My crankset is a Dura Ace 7800, it works perfectly well with the XTR 11 speed cassette and derailleur. The cassette...
Forum: Foo
04-28-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I saw them live in 1979. I am sitting within...

I saw them live in 1979. I am sitting within arm's reach of my Gibson Les Paul (made in 1957) in case I get the itch.
04-28-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I run an 11 speed XTR cassette and derailleur on...

I run an 11 speed XTR cassette and derailleur on a Ultegra hub, there are no fitment issues, I was able to fit it on an Alfine hub as well.
04-28-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,909
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Beer bottles are the least things you have to...

Beer bottles are the least things you have to worry about when riding around South Florida. Having worked more than 10 years in law enforcement there (which aged me 20 years), I've seen a few things....
04-25-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,253
Posted By 50PlusCycling

What goes up, must come down. 12 mph uphill is...

What goes up, must come down. 12 mph uphill is quite safe, 50 mph downhill is another matter.
04-17-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 11,414
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Here in Tokyo the rail system sees an average of...

Here in Tokyo the rail system sees an average of 40 million rides per day. That is 8 times as many as New York City, yet the coronavirus has spread very slowly in Tokyo. Single neighborhoods in New...
04-16-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 981
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Larger tires do indeed add a fair amount of...

Larger tires do indeed add a fair amount of suspension to your bike. The tires compress over bumps and holes just like the shocks or elastomers in a suspension system do. Larger tires at lower...
03-28-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,205
Posted By 50PlusCycling

We will never know how many people have it or had...

We will never know how many people have it or had it. In the case of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, half of those who tested positive for the virus never showed symptoms. Others had minor symptoms...
03-28-20, 04:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By 50PlusCycling

No, but then again that never stopped me. Most...

No, but then again that never stopped me. Most railroad lines and their service roads are private property, and are generally patrolled by the railroad police (yes, there is such a thing). However,...
08-12-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,605
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Advantage? Since it isn't in style, it will never...

Advantage? Since it isn't in style, it will never go out of style. It can used and abused, it will resist most crashes and rough handling without structural damage. It is easy to repaint if...
07-30-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 11,411
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Racing bikes are endurance bikes. They are...

Racing bikes are endurance bikes. They are designed to be ridden over long distances at high speeds, and unless you are planning rides of more than 5 hours per day, a racing bike is what you need to...
06-22-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 17,650
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Police bikes are usually mid-range mountain bikes...

Police bikes are usually mid-range mountain bikes which can be easily obtained, and which can support a fair amount of weight, and withstand abuse. Not only does the bike have to support your weight,...
06-08-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,251
Posted By 50PlusCycling

My wife encourages me to cycle. She believes it...

My wife encourages me to cycle. She believes it is good for my health, and, for whatever reason, she wants me to live for a long time. My cycling doesn't interfere with our family time so much, we...
04-19-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 13,290
Posted By 50PlusCycling

For those who weren't born rich, becoming rich is...

For those who weren't born rich, becoming rich is an endurance sport. It takes extreme motivation and effort (though not necessarily a lot of smarts). If I go to the financial district and spend the...
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