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07-14-19, 01:48 PM
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Posted By jppe

What was the distance of your TT?

What was the distance of your TT?
07-14-19, 05:33 AM
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Posted By jppe

82 miles with a few friends with 4000’ of hills...

82 miles with a few friends with 4000’ of hills on roads above Greensboro, NC. Temperatures got into the 90s by the end. One fellas RD wound up in his rear wheel ruining his frame 10 miles into the...
07-12-19, 07:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,166
Posted By jppe

I’d like to live long enough to at least shoot my...

I’d like to live long enough to at least shoot my age in golf. I’m currently 66 and shot a 67 last month. I shot a 70 yesterday so maybe its just a few years away. My genes seem to point to 90ish...
07-11-19, 01:23 PM
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Posted By jppe

50 miles with 2000í of hills at 18.5 mph in the...

50 miles with 2000í of hills at 18.5 mph in the Carolinas high humidity. I stopped at a store to get a cold drink at 40 miles and wound up changing a tire on a young girls car. I havenít changed a...
07-10-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,263
Posted By jppe

I did a good bit of descending yesterday in the...

I did a good bit of descending yesterday in the NC mountains on some fairly steep stuff...and the roads were wet......I was so happy to have my new disc brakes!!!!
07-10-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,390
Posted By jppe

Just seeing your post. Obviously youíve been...

Just seeing your post. Obviously youíve been riding a good bit lately so Iím guessing itís not currently a deal breaker, at least for now. I can certainly relate to your experience. Bottom line you...
07-09-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,112
Posted By jppe

I actually did a daily post on the 50+ forum for...

I actually did a daily post on the 50+ forum for each days ride. I just did a search and unfortunately I didn’t see a way for all those posts to show up together. If I was smart I would have used the...
07-09-19, 01:41 PM
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Posted By jppe

Well, it wasnít hot riding in the Brushy...

Well, it wasnít hot riding in the Brushy Mountains in NC this morning! But it was really foggy and soupy in spots. It was so foggy I missed the turn onto one of my roads.

Apparently they had a...
07-08-19, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,263
Posted By jppe

I will riding Crater Lake in September. Iíll have...

I will riding Crater Lake in September. Iíll have to look for those descents!!!
07-08-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3,221
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Posted By jppe

I was riding across the US following Rt 20....

I was riding across the US following Rt 20. Florence, OR to Boston over 41 days of riding. Upstate NY was beautiful but the hilliest section I rode. There was 7000í of climbing one day.
07-07-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,263
Posted By jppe

For me it really depends on the road I’m...

For me it really depends on the road I’m descending. I’m more cautious on the descents in our NC mountains, but I always have been. Most of those descents are fairly steep with tighter turning...
07-07-19, 01:48 PM
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Posted By jppe

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Thereís some really good fishing where the...
07-07-19, 01:42 PM
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Posted By jppe

Oh no!!!! Iíll be up there in a couple weeks...

Oh no!!!! Iíll be up there in a couple weeks doing the FANY ride starting in Plattsburgh. I was hoping for cooler temperatures and less humidity. Glad you survived.

I took these in Geneva a couple...
07-07-19, 11:45 AM
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Posted By jppe

88 miles, 88 degrees, 4100í of hills. Post ride...

88 miles, 88 degrees, 4100í of hills. Post ride picture.
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07-06-19, 12:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By jppe

Similar experience as yours. Iíve ridden a lot...

Similar experience as yours. Iíve ridden a lot longer rides with a lot more climbing but the humidity on Thursday hit me hard. I only stopped at the 39 mile mark and really limped in the last 20...
07-06-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By jppe

Good news. If the “bad hip” ever needs...

Good news.

If the “bad hip” ever needs replacing don’t wait too long to replace it after your ortho says it needs it. It’s immediate pain relief plus you risk damaging other joints favoring the...
07-04-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By jppe

What Ride Did You Do For The 4th?

I rode the Ď76er. Still pretty warm and humid here in the Carolinas but high thin clouds made it feel better than the last week or so. Nice group. Most everyone ran out of fluids towards the end. The...
07-01-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,504
Posted By jppe

I seem to be getting my mojo back. I rode 5+...

I seem to be getting my mojo back. I rode 5+ hours in 90+ degree temperatures with high humidity which is typical for summers in the Carolinas. I rode much slower than normal but hey, it was really...
06-30-19, 05:57 PM
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Posted By jppe

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Long views from today....
06-30-19, 05:47 PM
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Posted By jppe

80 miles with 4800’ of hills. I got a late start...

80 miles with 4800’ of hills. I got a late start so most of the ride was in 90+ degree temperatures. I probably used more water on my head and body than I drank.
06-28-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,838
Posted By jppe

First riding was around age 6....that would be 60...

First riding was around age 6....that would be 60 years ago??? The tires were a solid synthetic material. Anyone else ride a bike with solid tires? I still remember how jarring it was. My next bike...
06-27-19, 03:33 PM
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Posted By jppe

50 miles with 2200í of hills from noon-3 pm. 93...

50 miles with 2200í of hills from noon-3 pm. 93 degrees with 70% humidity. And after walking 18 holes of golf this morning. Headed out to see the new movie Yesterday.
06-26-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,504
Posted By jppe

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Here are my tanned legs after about 30...
06-25-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,504
Posted By jppe

Iíve always tolerated the heat well until just...

Iíve always tolerated the heat well until just recently. I just started using my Endurolyte capsules while playing golf. I was running through 4-5 cycling bottles of water every 18 holes and realized...
06-24-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,504
Posted By jppe

Article on Aging and coping with the heat

https://www.roadbikerider.com/heat-tolerance-and-aging/
06-24-19, 04:24 PM
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Posted By jppe

I think that wheel might just fit my Cervelo.

I think that wheel might just fit my Cervelo.
06-24-19, 11:48 AM
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Posted By jppe

54 miles with 2800í of hills.

54 miles with 2800í of hills.
06-21-19, 05:59 AM
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Posted By jppe

No vehicle issues today! Shadowman was everywhere...

No vehicle issues today! Shadowman was everywhere this morning!
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06-18-19, 08:52 PM
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Posted By jppe

Robert is now at home but under the watchful eye...

Robert is now at home but under the watchful eye of his spouse and 3 children. They rotate providing assistance.

Everyone who followed Rowanís ongoing recovery from his brain injury knows...
06-17-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,221
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Posted By jppe

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Nice wide beach to ride on at low tide
06-17-19, 02:20 PM
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Posted By jppe

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Elevation Zero!...
06-15-19, 06:40 PM
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Posted By jppe

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06-15-19, 01:43 PM
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Posted By jppe

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Ahhhhhh, my view the next week. Sunset will be...
06-15-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,286
Posted By jppe

Okay folks. Letís all step back and take deep...

Okay folks. Letís all step back and take deep breaths! We all live in various environments and ride in a wide variety of areas and under ever changing conditions. Iím not sure there is a one size...
06-12-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,286
Posted By jppe

What Part of The Road Do You Ride On?

Most of my riding is in NC where we have as many miles of paved roads as anywhere in the US. In fact most of our dirt and gravel roads are in the mountains so you have to drive to really do a gravel...
06-10-19, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,593
Posted By jppe

I was impressed with the number of cyclists...

I was impressed with the number of cyclists riding in the opposite direction! It must be a very popular road for cyclists.
06-10-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,014
Posted By jppe

What did you buy?

What did you buy?
06-09-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,768
Posted By jppe

Incredible ride! It’s great that you were able to...

Incredible ride! It’s great that you were able to regain energy and riding form. I’m betting the cooler temperatures played a role in not feeling 100% as well.

Now that I have 1320 gram carbon...
06-09-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,379
Posted By jppe

My wife is too! At least certified in NC.

My wife is too! At least certified in NC.
06-09-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,014
Posted By jppe

You have ALL the right ideas. It is an exciting...

You have ALL the right ideas. It is an exciting place to be. You already have a pretty good plan in place. Training/riding with a power meter is a great way to remove a lot of the variables so you...
06-07-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,562
Posted By jppe

One of my buddies rode 122 miles of Dirty Kanza...

One of my buddies rode 122 miles of Dirty Kanza last weekend before calling it a day. He’s thinking a 1x would have been a much better gearing option with all the short steep pitches. I’ve never...
06-06-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 24,423
Views: 2,279,970
Posted By jppe

A 50 mile recovery ride to my in-laws to help...

A 50 mile recovery ride to my in-laws to help them celebrate their 66th Wedding Anniversary....
06-05-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,817
Posted By jppe

Oh wow! We need to hear about the following...

Oh wow! We need to hear about the following years!!!
06-05-19, 03:47 PM
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Posted By jppe

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My riding partner today!...
06-02-19, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,514
Posted By jppe

Itís important that you maintain the proper bike...

Itís important that you maintain the proper bike fit or metric for riding so Iíd advise against drastic changes unless your setup was off 30 years ago. Do your Look cleats have a lot of float where...
06-02-19, 04:43 AM
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Posted By jppe

This past week it’s been hotter than normal in NC...

This past week it’s been hotter than normal in NC for this time of the year. Temperatures were mid to high 90’s accompanied by the Carolinas high humidity. I walk 18 holes of golf every morning. We...
06-01-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,514
Posted By jppe

Are you you using bike shorts with padding?...

Are you you using bike shorts with padding? Shorts have changed over the last 30 years. A lot more saddle choices, too.
06-01-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24,423
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Posted By jppe

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I couldnít leave it there...
05-27-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3,221
Views: 395,112
Posted By jppe

At first glance I thought you had made one bike...

At first glance I thought you had made one bike out of 3!!!
05-27-19, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,928
Posted By jppe

Yes it is. No worries about using a carbon seat...

Yes it is. No worries about using a carbon seat post with this rack the way it attaches. There is very limited pressure on the seat post. You would not want to attach the clamp on the saddle to...
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