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10-13-19, 08:17 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By jppe

I donít even know how many miles Iím riding...

I donít even know how many miles Iím riding yearly any more. With walking 18 holes daily M-F Iím probably not riding as much during the week but Iím still doing longer rides on weekends. Just riding...
10-12-19, 09:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,264
Posted By jppe

I’ve found that being 65+ has it’s...

I’ve found that being 65+ has it’s advantages.......maybe it’s the harmless grandpa image???? The key for me is to strike up the conversation first. You can tell immediately if they are interested in...
10-12-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,336
Posted By jppe

Here we go up Brasstown!!! Crazy easy gear but...

Here we go up Brasstown!!! Crazy easy gear but Iím all in for it. Nice looking Niner.
10-09-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By jppe

I always enjoyed doing 6 Gap. Maybe I’ll look at...

I always enjoyed doing 6 Gap. Maybe I’ll look at riding it again when I turn 70.
10-06-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By jppe

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Celebrating at a sea side restaurant after the...
10-06-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 7-The Finale!!

Cycle NC Day 7. The last day!! 71 miles from New Bern to Atlantic Beach.

A nice finish. Mostly helping winds the first 47 miles to Swansboro, but some rather strong cross and head winds the last...
10-06-19, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 6

Cycle NC Day 6. 60 miles from Greenville to New Bern. Flat flat flat roads! Wind was generally kind.

Rick, Doug and I had a great breakfast at the Scullery who opened early just for cyclists. We...
10-06-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 5

Cycle NC Day 5. A rather mundane 80 miler from Clayton to Greenville, NC. Just what we needed after all the excitement from yesterday! Pretty flat and a nice helping breeze most of the way. In fact...
10-04-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,570
Posted By jppe

Thank you for your insightful feedback.

Thank you for your insightful feedback.
10-04-19, 10:30 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,570
Posted By jppe

What was meant as a light hearted post has been...

What was meant as a light hearted post has been taken WAY, Way too seriously by a few. To try and reduce disagreements Iíve edited it to NOT reflect age. I also edited it to attempt to remove any...
10-03-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,570
Posted By jppe

Were you the fella they carted off????

Were you the fella they carted off????
10-02-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,570
Posted By jppe

A Hard Lesson For 50+ Cyclists!

As a 50+ rider was crossing the finish arch at todayís Cycle NC, he decided to pop a wheelie in front of the folks sitting off to the side enjoying a cool one. Unfortunately he must have forgotten to...
10-02-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 4-Eventful Day?!?!?

Cycle NC DAY 4. 80 miles from Siler City to Clayton.

What an eventful day. An incredible breakfast at Rest Stop 1 prepared by the Methodist church. Scrambled eggs, bacon and pancakes.

Rick,...
10-01-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By jppe

All impoundments for generating electricity. The...

All impoundments for generating electricity. The last two were for an Alcoa aluminum plant that is now closed. Another firm bought the generation facilities and sells the power to the grid.
10-01-19, 02:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 3

Cycle NC Day 3, 70 miles from Spencer to Siler City. I guess technically we crossed two major lakes.

I rode with Doug and Rick all day. Thereís nothing like riding with skilled riders who ride the...
09-30-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 197
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 2

Cycle NC Day 2, Hickory to Spencer....about 70 miles and not very hilly. Lots of familiar roads weíve ridden a lot over time as well. We went close to my house so an area I know extremely well. Beat...
09-29-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By jppe

Cycle NC Day 1

Day 1 Cycle NC done. 61 miles from Blowing Rock to Hickory. Descending Hwy 321 from Blowing Rock was a blast. No touching the brakes for 13 miles.

Perfect day to ride. It was great to ride through...
09-28-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By jppe

Do you recall where you started? I rode it around...

Do you recall where you started? I rode it around that time but donít know if that was the same year.
09-28-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By jppe

He did. Climbing Beech Mtn nearby is what gave...

He did. Climbing Beech Mtn nearby is what gave him the momentum to rejuvenate his professional career.
09-28-19, 08:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 362
Posted By jppe

Anyone Else Riding Cycle NC?

My tent tent is up! This year the route starts in the beautiful tourist mountain town of Blowing Rock just south of Boone. We ride about 500 miles over 7 days and finish at Atlantic Beach. The annual...
09-28-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By jppe

Regardless of the accuracy of the numbers it...

Regardless of the accuracy of the numbers it would definitely be a really big day. From my experience of riding upstate NY and a little in Vermont this past July the climbs can get pretty steep. I...
09-27-19, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By jppe

Nice Ride Near Boone, NC

Cycle NC starts this weekend and Iím signed up for it. Itís my 4th and last week long supported bike tour for 2019. This the ride year it starts in Blowing Rock and finishes in Atlantic Beach. The...
09-27-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 517
Posted By jppe

How does it compare to Six Gaps in Georgia? ...

How does it compare to Six Gaps in Georgia?

If you rode all of them in in one day how many miles and how much climbing would it be? I think GA is approximately 105 miles and close to 11,000’ of...
09-22-19, 11:51 AM
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Views: 2,330,390
Posted By jppe

Back in N.C. after driving back across the US...

Back in N.C. after driving back across the US from Oregon......Cycle Oregon is now in the rear view mirror.

61 miles yesterday at a harder than normal pace. 50 mile slower ride this morning.
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09-21-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

I thought about you guys as we were driving back...

I thought about you guys as we were driving back across Oregon on Route 20. It was very much reliving the XC ride in Ď16 for me. I patted myself on the back and mentioned your wife and you to my wife...
09-18-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By jppe

Great event! I rode it several years ago. Amazing...

Great event! I rode it several years ago. Amazing number of riders! I think I left a bike ďin lineĒ at 4am to reserve a place in the 5+ hour cluster.
09-18-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By jppe

I have a case of that with my little finger on...

I have a case of that with my little finger on one hand. So far mine is manageable so it hasn’t affected cycling nor golf. It’s mostly noticeable when I wash my hands......Good luck with yours!
09-17-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,436
Posted By jppe

Have you ever considered riding supported tours?...

Have you ever considered riding supported tours? Itís a terrific way to get some miles in a hurry, and they are a blast. I rode Cycle Oregon last week and have Cycle NC week after next. Those help...
09-17-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 702
Posted By jppe

As wphamilton mentioned it’s very challenging to...

As wphamilton mentioned it’s very challenging to return to form following an injury. Yours is even more challenging given you had some physical damage plus serious issues with your cardio system from...
09-16-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 365
Posted By jppe

Correct on getting the GRX FD. It works really...

Correct on getting the GRX FD. It works really well and is easy to install and adjust. I have the banded FD so I need the adapter which was less than $15.
09-16-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

I did the short ride up to Cloud Cap but left...

I did the short ride up to Cloud Cap but left Pinnacle Point up to my wife in the car.
09-15-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By jppe

Itís on the East Rim Rd about 2 miles from the...

Itís on the East Rim Rd about 2 miles from the Lodge.
09-15-19, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By jppe

A Few More Cycle Oregon Pics-Finished!!!

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09-10-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By jppe

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09-10-19, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By jppe

Cycle Oregon Pictures

A few pictures. Off the grid for a few days. Unseasonably wet and cold!!! Damn. 30 mile climb day 1. 25 mile climb day up McKenzie Pass day 2 and 20 mile climb today.

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09-07-19, 05:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 626
Posted By jppe

For JimfromBoston!

Here you go! The starting point of a really great route!!
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09-07-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By jppe

Crater Lake Rim Ride

I was able to do a preview of part of one our Cycle Oregon routes yesterday. I rode Rim Rd around Crater Lake. It was 34 miles with 3500í of hills. We will also do the loop next week including the 13...
08-30-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 818
Posted By jppe

Alright!! That’s just incredible (and a lot of...

Alright!! That’s just incredible (and a lot of insanity!!!). It’s amazing you could push through all your issues and even finish. Very well done. I’m very impressed.

You always do a terrific job...
08-29-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,533
Posted By jppe

Iím only 66 but a cycling friend is 81. Last year...

Iím only 66 but a cycling friend is 81. Last year he rode about 15,000 miles including a 211 miler one day. His 100 milers have about 4000í of hills and take about 6 hours.
08-26-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By jppe

Enjoy!! I donít think Iíve ever seen bars...

Enjoy!!

I donít think Iíve ever seen bars like those before. Did they have to do anything special to mount the shifters?
08-26-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24,656
Views: 2,330,390
Posted By jppe

What a day!!! I walked 18 holes of golf this...

What a day!!! I walked 18 holes of golf this morning. 3 birdies and 3 bogeys for an even par round of 72. Then rode 34 miles on a loop around the house. It was a rare day where I was either feeling...
08-25-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,568
Posted By jppe

Thanks for reposting Machka! It’s a great story...

Thanks for reposting Machka! It’s a great story worth resurfacing. I’m sure Rowan remembers it all even with his fall. All the best to you both on the 24th and 25th!
08-24-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By jppe

If you are using clipless pedals with shoe cleats...

If you are using clipless pedals with shoe cleats and the knee pain is just in one knee, you might try moving the cleat more towards the heel on the leg where there is knee pain. If the pain moves to...
08-23-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,336
Posted By jppe

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had...

The GRX FD and adapter mount arrived today. I had a few extra minutes and removed the R8000 FD and installed the new stuff. I followed the installation instructions srep by step and it all works very...
08-23-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,338
Views: 427,275
Posted By jppe

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My crew at the beach earlier this month. Iím a...
08-21-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,336
Posted By jppe

Not completely, just barely still in there...

Not completely, just barely still in there though. The outer plate stopped moving outward though. I felt like I had moved it as far as it would go, guessing it needed about another 1.5-2 mm to...
08-21-19, 09:06 PM
Replies: 24,656
Views: 2,330,390
Posted By jppe

60 miles with 3000’ of hills in our Carolinas 90+...

60 miles with 3000’ of hills in our Carolinas 90+ degree heat.....right after walking 18 holes of golf. Boy am I dehydrated.
08-21-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,336
Posted By jppe

I could see how that might work. At least the GRX...

I could see how that might work. At least the GRX FD and FD adapter arenít a huge expensive so hopefully those will do the trick.

Iím surprised I couldnít adjust the high limit on the R8000 FD...
08-21-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,336
Posted By jppe

Okay, I now have the GRX 11 sp FD and Shimano FD...

Okay, I now have the GRX 11 sp FD and Shimano FD Mount adapter headed my way. That way I can mount the braze on FD to my seat tube.

You could ride it with the existing FD but the chain rub on...
08-21-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 143,336
Posted By jppe

Yep. Part 9150

Yep. Part 9150
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