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10-19-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,457
Posted By KenCT

From their refund policy: "If your return is...

From their refund policy: "If your return is accepted, we’ll send you instructions on how and where to send your package to our International Distribution Centre in China. "

Good luck with that...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Posted By KenCT

Nice easy 33 mile ride on a rail trail loop this...

Nice easy 33 mile ride on a rail trail loop this morning, Farmington River Heritage and Farmington Canal trails in CT.

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10-18-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,885
Posted By KenCT

My Giant Sedona lives in the garage. I have not...

My Giant Sedona lives in the garage. I have not ridden that bike in 3 years. My three, soon to be four, Cannondales have their own room in the basement. One against the wall, one on a single bike...
10-12-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,643
Posted By KenCT

My top reasons are: 1) It's a healthy...

My top reasons are:
1) It's a healthy obsession. I cycled a bit 20 something years ago, very casual recreational. Got more serious about it last year. At almost 60 I'm in the best physical condition...
Forum: Foo
10-09-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,866
Posted By KenCT

Worked retail sales for a large national chain...

Worked retail sales for a large national chain store for a couple of years after High School. The days between Thanksgiving and Christmas were the worst; pressure to sell more, rude customers, and...
10-03-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,189
Posted By KenCT

Our cat, Millie. She is strictly a house cat and...

Our cat, Millie. She is strictly a house cat and occasionally tries to sneak out.

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Forum: Foo
10-02-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 642
Posted By KenCT

Isabelle, our almost 4 year old Lab/Border Collie...

Isabelle, our almost 4 year old Lab/Border Collie mix, she has been with us 3 years. My oldest son traveled from here in CT to Houston 3 years ago with several friends hauling two trailers full of...
09-19-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By KenCT

I have a Garmin Varia. It does alarm for bikes...

I have a Garmin Varia. It does alarm for bikes approaching from the rear but maybe 50 to 75 feet behind, unlike a car which it detects several hundred feet away.
09-18-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,290
Posted By KenCT

For any ride over 3 hours for me it is any...

For any ride over 3 hours for me it is any combination of Fig Newtons, a zip lock bag with dried dates and pineapple chunks and mini cliff bars.
09-06-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 9,317
Posted By KenCT

August Totals

Rode 15 days during August for 421 miles which was 51 more than July. Spent 31 hours 41 minutes in the saddle, 2 hours more than July.

3,181 miles so far in 2020 which is about 200 more than 2019.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-01-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,116
Posted By KenCT

It is still there and a great place to visit...

It is still there and a great place to visit https://www.mysticaquarium.org/
Forum: Road Cycling
08-29-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2,555
Views: 404,212
Posted By KenCT

Not all roads are paved ...

Not all roads are paved
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08-01-20, 03:45 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 9,317
Posted By KenCT

400 miles for July. Busy work schedule since mid...

400 miles for July. Busy work schedule since mid June and high heat and humidity last two weeks cut into ride time. Work slowing down to normal hours and the heat wave finally broke equals more...
06-23-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,480
Posted By KenCT

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Craig's List find last summer. Used it on my smart...
06-14-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,180
Posted By KenCT

Besides cycling I tinker with electronics and ham...

Besides cycling I tinker with electronics and ham radio, I've had my radio license for 43 years. Also do some target shooting. Up until this spring I was in a small group at the local range that...
06-12-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 692
Posted By KenCT

The mask should be white. Do you have any idea...

The mask should be white. Do you have any idea how much the dye weighs in a colored mask?
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 822
Posted By KenCT

Borderline retro maybe, I still have these...

Borderline retro maybe, I still have these Northwaves from about 20 years ago. Look cleats and the coloring matched my Cannondale R-1000.
...
Forum: Foo
06-09-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,677
Posted By KenCT

The only thing I like with my morning coffee is...

The only thing I like with my morning coffee is the sound of no one talking to me.

There was a study that said coffee drinkers live longer. I think they got it wrong. By me having my coffee other...
06-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 13,393
Posted By KenCT

Congratulations, my last drink was July 27, 2014,...

Congratulations, my last drink was July 27, 2014, it gets easier as time goes by. It took me a few years to go from a couple of beers on weekends to waking up each day and making a drinking plan....
05-30-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,523
Posted By KenCT

Never do something while you are angry that makes...

Never do something while you are angry that makes you feel good. When emotion overtakes logic and reason the results are rarely good.
05-27-20, 03:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By KenCT

You may find leonardmlee on YouTube has some of...

You may find leonardmlee on YouTube has some of what you are looking for. He is a 50 something year old cyclist with decent content for those of us who are not racers. www.youtube.com/user/leonardmlee
05-23-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,821
Posted By KenCT

I don't know how often pros shift, but learning...

I don't know how often pros shift, but learning how to be in the right gear at the right time will greatly improve your ride experience. It takes time but soon you will shift without even thinking...
04-25-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 466
Posted By KenCT

Finally back outside today after a month due to...

Finally back outside today after a month due to isolation, weather and other issues. I've been riding Zwift a lot. Did a 30 mile loop through some neighboring towns, great to be back on the road...
Forum: Northeast
02-13-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,885
Posted By KenCT

This year will be my 20th 5 Boro. Bailed out...

This year will be my 20th 5 Boro. Bailed out last year at the Brooklyn Bridge.

There were two other times we only did half the route because of heavy rain and cold. I don't really mind the rain...
Forum: Foo
01-11-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,130
Posted By KenCT

I served 33 years on my local fire department, 3...

I served 33 years on my local fire department, 3 as a volunteer and 30 as a full time fire fighter and fire officer. Many people do not realize how fast fires grow or the toxicity of smoke. Fires are...
12-29-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 2,390
Views: 764,143
Posted By KenCT

October 2019, just finished a 65 mile ride from...

October 2019, just finished a 65 mile ride from Brewster NY to Grand Central Terminal.

...
12-27-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By KenCT

I’m another one in the 3,000 mile club. I did...

I’m another one in the 3,000 mile club. I did 1,500 in 2018 and for several years before that only did 200 to 300 miles. I’m thinking I could do at least 4,000 next year 😊
12-27-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,590
Posted By KenCT

YBeecher: Welcome to the forums. I had a THR...

YBeecher:

Welcome to the forums. I had a THR 13 years ago and do not have any issues riding my bike, just hit 3,100 miles for the year. I also worked as a firefighter for 9 years after the...
Forum: Foo
12-24-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,515
Views: 379,202
Posted By KenCT

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I Photoshopped out a gull that took off as the train went by. It...
12-22-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,814
Posted By KenCT

287 miles on my Wahoo Kickr and Zwift this month,...

287 miles on my Wahoo Kickr and Zwift this month, about 500 since I started using it in November.

I’ve set a goal of 80 miles per week, both for the trainer and outside.
12-21-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,280
Posted By KenCT

Paying daughters college tuition; she picks up...

Paying daughters college tuition; she picks up the payments this summer after graduation. Other hobbies are firearms, amateur radio, photography and astronomy. Fortunately I’ve spent about all the...
Forum: Foo
12-16-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11,157
Views: 2,298,356
Posted By KenCT

How about this road in a town near me ...

How about this road in a town near me


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12-05-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,774
Posted By KenCT

Have you considered buying her a Peloton for...

Have you considered buying her a Peloton for Christmas? 😊
11-30-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,210
Posted By KenCT

I think we have all had close calls that we were...

I think we have all had close calls that we were not even aware of, such as the vehicle driver who swerved at the last moment before impact and you had no idea they did not see you.

There have...
11-27-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,470
Posted By KenCT

Iím 58 and am certain that cycling, and quitting...

Iím 58 and am certain that cycling, and quitting drinking, both saved my life.

The group I ride with has members with ages from late 30s to early 70s. Some of the older gentlemen started biking in...
11-19-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,984
Posted By KenCT

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Gravel rail trail near by home last week.
11-03-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 1,376
Views: 245,255
Posted By KenCT

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Night gravel ride. Entrance to the Steep Rock...
11-02-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,510
Posted By KenCT

During one of our shop group rides this spring we...

During one of our shop group rides this spring we were nearing the top of a long climb. A car stopped at a stop sign to the right and the driver said to us “ that’s a steep hill”, I replied “that’s...
10-25-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,927
Posted By KenCT

Done

Done
10-10-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2,264
Views: 218,189
Posted By KenCT

My daughter brought this one home, of course she...

My daughter brought this one home, of course she left for college two months later. The cat loves to be held especially when I am using the computer.
...
08-29-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,722
Posted By KenCT

Same here in Connecticut, I took an Uber to the...

Same here in Connecticut, I took an Uber to the out-patient clinic for mine. A good friend of mine picked me up in his 1959 Cadillac Ambulance.
We are both retired firefighters and were on the same...
08-27-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,722
Posted By KenCT

Had one last year, back on the bike two days...

Had one last year, back on the bike two days after having it done. There should be no pain afterward, maybe just a little gas from the air the doc uses to expand the colon.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-05-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 835
Posted By KenCT

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Rode in a charity ride in Connecticut, Tour of Litchfield Hills. I rode this...
07-05-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 16,072
Posted By KenCT

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Rock cut on a old rail line now multi use trail...
05-26-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 809
Posted By KenCT

Solved

I tried stepping on it and rolling by hand, no luck.Ended up using an old bed slat to push the tire bead off the rim.
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