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03-25-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25,812
Views: 2,610,618
Posted By jppe

I rode 50 miles solo Monday and 40 miles with a...

I rode 50 miles solo Monday and 40 miles with a group on Tuesday. I’ve walked 18 holes every morning this week....
03-17-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,850
Posted By scozim

Agreed. My brother is on active surveillance...

Agreed. My brother is on active surveillance right now and the doctor just has a watch on the situation.
03-17-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,850
Posted By Bosco13

If you don't like the first opinion, second...

If you don't like the first opinion, second opinion is a must. First doctor I saw wanted to hack it out ASAP. Second doctor, one of the best in the country put me on wait and see. Second, if you do...
03-06-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,229
Posted By Bob S

Heart Rate Monitor – Better Believe it

Several months ago my Garmin Heart Rate Monitor, HRM, started reporting Max and Avg heart rates over 150. I am in my mid 70s and ride 30 – 40 miles several times a week, previously my resting heart...
03-03-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 572
Views: 81,884
Posted By Rowan

I just have been browsing through this thread to...

I just have been browsing through this thread to refresh my memory about all the wonderful people who provided their support by posting on it.

The cycling has been OK for me. Machka has now...
Forum: Foo
03-02-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,178
Posted By Bald Paul

Abbot and Costello - "Whos on first?"

Abbot and Costello - "Whos on first?"
02-28-21, 01:54 PM
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Posted By scozim

First ride today since the crash and pelvic...

First ride today since the crash and pelvic fracture on 12/20/20. Just used the drop bar conversion 1993 Trek 950 mtb and rode the stretch of street (including a small hill) in front of our house 5...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,431
Posted By cxwrench

You don't need to change anything, just ride your...

You don't need to change anything, just ride your bike.
02-20-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,850
Posted By Sorg67

Rode today. Short ride. No problems. Probably...

Rode today. Short ride. No problems. Probably longer ride tomorrow. Maybe this afternoon.

Adjusted saddle a little. Been meaning to do that anyway.

Thanks for input. No results yet. ...
02-19-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,850
Posted By mirfi

I am not going to relate my current status, but...

I am not going to relate my current status, but if I could do it over I'd get a second opinion. I ignored that advice.

I concur, GET A SECOND OPINION!!

At a different hospital/practice.
02-14-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 7,349
Posted By Ogsarg

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be...

Oh fer cryin out loud. It could not possibly be that people (including pros) prefer the feel/performance of discs that caused their popularity. No, it must be the evil marketing people that are...
02-11-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,950
Posted By tkamd73

Sorry, I guess the grass wasn’t long enough. Tim

Sorry, I guess the grass wasn’t long enough.
Tim
01-31-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By BlazingPedals

Red for taillights, white for headlights. Why...

Red for taillights, white for headlights. Why would any cyclist want to confuse motorists?
01-31-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By JohnDThompson

Many states restrict red and blue lights to...

Many states restrict red and blue lights to emergency vehicles. Check your local law.
01-31-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,010
Posted By Koyote

Red is standard for tail lights...Pretty much...

Red is standard for tail lights...Pretty much every motorist on the planet understands that, if they see a red light, they are coming up on a moving vehicle.

I would stick with red.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-30-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,382
Posted By UCantTouchThis

72 miles today at 17.0 average speed. With a...

72 miles today at 17.0 average speed. With a short ride tomorrow, I will have 500 outdoor miles for the month. :thumb:
Forum: Triathlon
01-27-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By _ForceD_

Give it a rest. What’s the harm in saying you...

Give it a rest. What’s the harm in saying you have feelings of elation when you’re on a traditional road bike and pass someone on a tri-specific bike? I’ve had those same feelings myself using a...
01-12-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By Riveting

I'm looking forward to hearing about the Double...

I'm looking forward to hearing about the Double Century on your 100th birthday!!! But I guess we'll be reading about that in the "Hundred Plus (100+)" sub-forum.
01-11-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By fastcarbon

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I am 78 and don't worry about birthday ride distances; I do a 103 mi ride with 7,000 feet of climbing mostly above 7000 feet every year; I shoot for mid pack finishes and have been the oldest rider...
01-09-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By UCantTouchThis

I will be 58 in 3 months but did a 67 miler...

I will be 58 in 3 months but did a 67 miler today at 18.3 average speed. So I should be covered when my birthday comes. :D
01-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By shelbyfv

Birthday Ride/Ride Your Age

I'm puzzled I couldn't find an existing thread.:foo: Anyway, got my requisite 72 on my birthday. Seems there is some fascination with what folks eat on their rides so for the record I ate a Clif gel,...
12-28-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,014
Posted By big john

Yes. For some, apparently, it does.

Yes. For some, apparently, it does.
12-09-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,244
Posted By livedarklions

No way I'm typing out "road brake/shift levers"...

No way I'm typing out "road brake/shift levers" just to indulge your pet peeve. Brifter is a lot shorter and people know what I mean.
12-07-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,826
Posted By Trsnrtr

Hang in there, OTG.

Hang in there, OTG.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,345
Posted By HTupolev

I'd be hesitant it if I didn't know the person....

I'd be hesitant it if I didn't know the person. But I have no issue with it if I know that it's a cyclist I can trust. As long as they're not getting in aero when they shouldn't, there's nothing...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,345
Posted By asgelle

How will we survive?

How will we survive?
Forum: Road Cycling
11-30-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,345
Posted By asgelle

You realize there is no universal set of rules...

You realize there is no universal set of rules for group rides, don't you? Some groups I ride with have no problem with someone with aerobars; others get nervous if people ride on the tops away from...
11-30-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,248
Posted By alo

I would always carry water or another drink. If...

I would always carry water or another drink. If you don't feel thirsty, you don't have to drink it. Eating is not necessary on a 3 hour ride, or even a longer ride.

If you become dehydrated, you...
11-30-20, 04:30 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,248
Posted By wolfchild

I can go without food for 3 hours but I prefer to...

I can go without food for 3 hours but I prefer to bring some snacks, what's the point of starving yourself ??...I always bring something to drink and I drink even when I don't feel thirsty.......
11-15-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,396
Posted By jppe

I think that whatever feels challenging and...

I think that whatever feels challenging and enjoyable to the rider is reasonable. The mileage standard still works for me but at some point that could change.
10-17-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,856
Posted By JanMM

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright...

That is completely nuts. Plenty of bright flashing red lights are available.
(May only be applicable to NPS/Natchez Trace Parkway.)
10-11-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

Quite so. But you're discussing TT races in a...

Quite so. But you're discussing TT races in a thread devoted to fueling for a century. TT races are normally only ~40k, 1/4 the distance. The issue I was bringing up in discussing fueling is glycogen...
10-10-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

:thumb: You're such a jokester on here! Well, you...

:thumb: You're such a jokester on here! Well, you see, most folks just diddle along on the flat and then have big trouble getting up a hill because they're overgeared and don't climb 4000' every...
10-10-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,107
Posted By Iride01

Your body won't absorb enough in the stomach or...

Your body won't absorb enough in the stomach or gut to replace the energy you are expending. The rate of absorption varies from one form to the next and one individual to the next. Carbohydrates in...
10-08-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,772
Posted By rsbob

So why don’t you start your own fond reminiscing...

So why don’t you start your own fond reminiscing thread rather than pooping on this one?
09-25-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Gary in NJ

LBS for the Win

My neighbors own a great bike ship in the heart of Clinton NJ. I stopped in there a few months ago and told them I was looking for a new bike. We discussed the different bikes they carry and agreed...
09-21-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,314
Posted By rubiksoval

Your body craves it because it's a source of...

Your body craves it because it's a source of fuel, which your body needs to function. Participating in endurance sports and cutting out carbs/sugar is a recipe for disaster.
09-19-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,753
Posted By Kabuki12

I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing...

I am sorry for your loss. I can't imagine losing my soul mate. I have been married to the same woman that I lost my virginity to for 45+ years and the older I get , the more I have come to depend on...
09-12-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,715
Posted By veganbikes

Because every single mechanic on the planet will...

Because every single mechanic on the planet will want to kill you for allowing parts to seize.

For aluminum or steel posts in aluminum or steel frames use grease
For titanium use...
09-10-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By jbucky1

1. Post photos 2. There shouldn't be paint...

1. Post photos
2. There shouldn't be paint where the crown race sits
3. Get the right tools to set the crown race, it should be a non moving super tight fit (interference like others said)
4. Dont...
09-10-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,231
Posted By unterhausen

If there is paint on the mating surfaces, it...

If there is paint on the mating surfaces, it should be faced. Kona is pretty good, but my LBS faces and chases the headset and bb on every bike, including Kona.

As others have said, it's an...
09-01-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,302
Posted By Pameelamb

Enjoying My Fixed Gear Cruiser @65 years

With cooler temps coming to Durham soon, my fixed gear beach cruiser is ready to roll. I've never appreciated it as much as I have this year, with the pandemic and all. It affords me a full body...
08-27-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,318
Posted By MinnMan

Indeed your statement is political. That they...

Indeed your statement is political. That they may be critical of the police does not equate with them being pro-criminal. The latter is your political interpretation.

And as this is not P&R,...
08-25-20, 01:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By tangerineowl

Similar to above, I carry a PLB when heading out...

Similar to above, I carry a PLB when heading out into the sticks. Text one would be ideal though.

Each successive trip I tend to add some small item or two depending on what I'm going to get up to...
08-24-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,032
Posted By unterhausen

I'm not 65+, but it won't be long. At this point...

I'm not 65+, but it won't be long. At this point I am not too worried. I'll get back to you when I'm 80. I have a SPOT tracker in case something outrageous happens. It doesn't take long on gravel...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-22-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 770
Posted By Bah Humbug

Happened in Boulder a lot. Thanks, but I'd...

Happened in Boulder a lot. Thanks, but I'd rather you be in front of me pulling away than behind me and passing. Yep.
08-22-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Maelochs

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... ...

A new bike will always make you ride faster .... because your wallet will be lighter. ( < rimshot >)
08-19-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By kingston

I've never gotten a professional fit and just use...

I've never gotten a professional fit and just use guess-and-check. Make a change, ride a hundred miles to see what hurts, repeat until everything hurts about the same. Then when you think you're...
08-18-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,501
Posted By kingston

Depends on the event obviously, but I'd guess I...

Depends on the event obviously, but I'd guess I was in the aerobars around half the time on the IP. More on flat sections and less when it was hilly. When I do long solo rides in Illinois where there...
08-15-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By BobbyG

UniChris is a pretty amazing unicyclist.

UniChris is a pretty amazing unicyclist.
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