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Forum: Southeast
01-30-12, 04:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By skinnysanta

I've actually riddin there many times both on mtb...

I've actually riddin there many times both on mtb and on my road bike. The rb climbs are good training and you can put a lot of miles in riding the dirt roads. Just watch out for the soft sand that...
10-26-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,187
Posted By skinnysanta

Yep, it's pretty fast and smooth but best ridden...

Yep, it's pretty fast and smooth but best ridden after a rain since it is in the sandhills of South Carolina. When it's dry the turns tend to soften up enough to become treacherous at speed. But...
10-26-11, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By skinnysanta

This is helping, I can take the "ribbing". I'm...

This is helping, I can take the "ribbing". I'm planning to ride this afternoon after work. I was going to yesterday but my riding buddy, my 23 year old son wasn't up for it. If I have to ride...
10-25-11, 03:49 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,187
Posted By skinnysanta

At Cheraw State Park mountain bike trail, South...

At Cheraw State Park mountain bike trail, South Carolina. Nice little single track layout.

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10-25-11, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By skinnysanta

Cool, I shared it on FB.

Cool, I shared it on FB.
10-25-11, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By skinnysanta

I had an experienced wheel builder build me up...

I had an experienced wheel builder build me up some Mavic CXP 33 36h rims with double butted Wheelsmith spokes. Soon after that I crashed hard into a ditch and my old 89 Panasonic DX-2000 and the...
10-25-11, 03:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By skinnysanta

Motivate me!!

Since my fall on a Labor Day 60 miler where I broke two ribs I have only done one short equipment check ride. I must admit I've lost my urge to get back at it. Maybe it has been because of the...
10-21-11, 04:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 668
Posted By skinnysanta

x3

x3
10-20-11, 04:53 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,187
Posted By skinnysanta

This was on a ride in Carolinas Sandhills...

This was on a ride in Carolinas Sandhills Wildlife Refuge with my son. A great 41,000 acres of wilderness in South Carolina.

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Forum: Southeast
10-19-11, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By skinnysanta

I lived in Weddington in 73 before incorporation....

I lived in Weddington in 73 before incorporation. We lived in Hunting Creek Estates as it was called back then. No other neighborhoods than that one for a while. I've been in Wesley Chapel since...
Forum: Southeast
10-19-11, 04:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,522
Posted By skinnysanta

I've lived in the area for 38 years and recognize...

I've lived in the area for 38 years and recognize the ever increasing problem of cycling during the rush hours in and around Weddington. My wife drives through there every morning to work and has...
10-18-11, 04:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,437
Posted By skinnysanta

I love my Brooks Swift titanium. It's far more...

I love my Brooks Swift titanium. It's far more comfortable than my previous saddles....
Replies: 18
Views: 2,498
Posted By skinnysanta

Same here. I ride a 66cm Panasonic. But I'm...

Same here. I ride a 66cm Panasonic. But I'm tall and have long legs. :)

Oh, btw there is a huge 66 or 68 CM Panasonic on the Charlotte NC Craigslist for $130. I guess no one around here wants a...
Forum: Southeast
10-04-11, 04:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 663
Posted By skinnysanta

Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife refuge?

Anyone here ride it, either MTB or road?
09-26-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,710
Posted By skinnysanta

I call what I ride moderately rolling terrain...

I call what I ride moderately rolling terrain usually no more than 1000 ft of gain and I can average 15-17mph on it. Central Carolina area.
09-26-11, 02:56 PM
Replies: 1,820
Views: 338,024
Posted By skinnysanta

Please tell us your age. I'm 54 1. What...

Please tell us your age.

I'm 54

1. What type of bikes do 50+ folks ride?
I ride a road bike (1989 Panasonic DX-2000 upgraded with Tiagra 9 speed, 105, Dura-Ace, better wheels etc.) and...
09-26-11, 02:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 721
Posted By skinnysanta

I use a Cateye Strada double wireless and it...

I use a Cateye Strada double wireless and it fills what needs I have so far. It would be nice to have heart rate too but it's not necessary for me at the moment.
09-26-11, 02:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,348
Posted By skinnysanta

Before I got hurt recently, I got to where I was...

Before I got hurt recently, I got to where I was head down hammering away on long flats or low hills. Seems something in me wants to go fast on the flats and hammer the low hills, I can't explain...
09-23-11, 02:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,439
Posted By skinnysanta

BTW, I ride one BD mountain bike a Windsor Cliff...

BTW, I ride one BD mountain bike a Windsor Cliff Comp 29 that I have been 110% satisfied with.
http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/windsor/windsor_cliff29comp.htm
09-23-11, 02:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 16,439
Posted By skinnysanta

I agree LBS prices are usually much higher for...

I agree LBS prices are usually much higher for similarly equipped bikes except when they have sales going on, then the LBS can offer competitive pricing with support which is sometimes not as good as...
09-20-11, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,535
Posted By skinnysanta

I'm 6'4", 175 cranks, no difference. I spin most...

I'm 6'4", 175 cranks, no difference. I spin most comfortably at 90-95 but can do far more when sprinting/accelerating etc.
09-19-11, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,535
Posted By skinnysanta

When I started back to road cycling last year I...

When I started back to road cycling last year I was comfortable at 80 rpm but now I'm most comfortable in the 90-95 range. I'm 54 but I believe I can pick it up even more as I improve.
09-19-11, 06:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By skinnysanta

Do a mile for me while I'm out of action and...

Do a mile for me while I'm out of action and can't ride. :)
09-19-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By skinnysanta

Get out and do it! I'm off the bike with...

Get out and do it!

I'm off the bike with two broken ribs and all I can think about is getting back on the bike and riding again. I too was nervous when I started back to riding last year but I...
09-19-11, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,182
Posted By skinnysanta

I chose Gatorskins for durability too, plus they...

I chose Gatorskins for durability too, plus they ride fine on my old steel frame Panasonic.
09-19-11, 03:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 562
Posted By skinnysanta

Keep it up, it gets better and better! :)

Keep it up, it gets better and better! :)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-11, 04:19 AM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,916,741
Posted By skinnysanta

It is a XXL. ;)

It is a XXL. ;)
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-11, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26,658
Views: 16,536,683
Posted By skinnysanta

1989 Panasonic DX 2000 upgraded with a mix of new...

1989 Panasonic DX 2000 upgraded with a mix of new Tiagra, vintage 105 and Dura Ace.

Rides great!
...
09-17-11, 08:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,303
Posted By skinnysanta

If I see a fall coming, yes. But my last fall...

If I see a fall coming, yes.
But my last fall (Labor Day weekend) was at high speed when I crossed a ditch going too fast for the turn I was attempting. I got myself light on the bars and off the...
09-17-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 905
Posted By skinnysanta

I've been trying to do 10 milers on Tuesdays and...

I've been trying to do 10 milers on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 30+ on Saturdays and Sundays with a goal of 100 per week. I ride for fitness and pleasure. Not a racer.
09-17-11, 06:45 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,136
Posted By skinnysanta

10 miles after 25 years off. Thought I was going...

10 miles after 25 years off. Thought I was going to DIE!!!
Forum: Southeast
09-16-11, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,059
Posted By skinnysanta

I ride southwestern Union Co. south of Charlotte...

I ride southwestern Union Co. south of Charlotte and I think my area is great. Lots if cyclist on the road especially on the weekends all around Waxhaw and there are many groups that ride the same...
09-16-11, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By skinnysanta

Yes, I've been reading it! In case you might...

Yes, I've been reading it! In case you might have misunderstood the reasons for my post, I am dealing with and overcoming my limits.....with time and perseverance. :)
09-16-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By skinnysanta

Scot, I ride a 89 DX 2000 which had Exage Country...

Scot, I ride a 89 DX 2000 which had Exage Country components on it but I upgraded to Tiagra 4500. My Exage Country gear is going on my son's 1964 Fongers to upgrade it. ;)
09-16-11, 08:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By skinnysanta

I'd call that a "give-away" price for $125. ...

I'd call that a "give-away" price for $125. That's a nice bike.
09-16-11, 08:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By skinnysanta

Scot check out this link. Under scan #20 ...

Scot check out this link. Under scan #20

http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Shimano_Bicycle_System_Components_%281989%29.html
09-16-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 23,195
Posted By skinnysanta

Union Co. NC 16mph 30-45 miles

Union Co. NC

16mph

30-45 miles
09-16-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By skinnysanta

I did the rib thing a couple of weeks ago. I'll...

I did the rib thing a couple of weeks ago. I'll be off the bike for a couple more and I agree on you external limiters 100%.
09-16-11, 08:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,689
Posted By skinnysanta

I got lucky on that one. Slightly used on Ebay...

I got lucky on that one. Slightly used on Ebay for $148. The auction ended on a Tuesday morning so not many were watching it apparently but have over 100 miles on it now and it's getting better...
09-16-11, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By skinnysanta

Not a group rider yet but I've had a couple of...

Not a group rider yet but I've had a couple of area A teamers slowly catch up to me then obviously sprint pass within inches to show their cycling supremacy. Good for them, but what does it prove...
09-16-11, 08:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,689
Posted By skinnysanta

Brooks Swift Titanium ...

Brooks Swift Titanium

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/ParallaxBill/Panasonic%20DX-2000/290468_250338131666027_100000695260034_784304_3211306_o-1.jpg
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09-16-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By skinnysanta

Physical limiters of your cycling besides your larger size?

I'm a newbie here so if this has been posted before please forgive me, but how many of you have other physical issues that may restrict your cycling?

For me at 54 I don't consider my age a limiter...
09-16-11, 08:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,213
Posted By skinnysanta

Riding has improved my overall fitness and...

Riding has improved my overall fitness and health, both physical and mental. It has helped me lower my A1C numbers and gotten rid of my spindly chicken legs that didn't fit my XL upper body. I...
09-16-11, 07:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,181
Posted By skinnysanta

I was told 7 years ago after knee surgery (torn...

I was told 7 years ago after knee surgery (torn radial meniscus) that running was no longer a fitness training option for me, which is just as well because I always hated it even when I ran track in...
09-16-11, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By skinnysanta

How are you considering anchoring it securely? ...

How are you considering anchoring it securely? Just curious since I ride a Brooks Swift that has a little room to spare.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-15-11, 10:09 AM
Replies: 19,103
Views: 3,916,741
Posted By skinnysanta

Retro Jersey ...

Retro Jersey

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y203/ParallaxBill/Panasonic%20DX-2000/KGrHqFiEE5dKZNMKGBOZBbTNnmw60_3.jpg
09-15-11, 09:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By skinnysanta

I just had my 1st crash in 40 years but I just...

I just had my 1st crash in 40 years but I just started back riding again last spring. We (my son and I) were riding in heavy fog trying to get off a high traffic highway and I was going to fast for...
09-15-11, 08:52 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,159
Posted By skinnysanta

There are two things that some old folks don't...

There are two things that some old folks don't want to admit to. 1, that they can no longer drive safely and 2, that they cannot hear well. There are more but those two can be critical and I for...
Forum: Southeast
09-15-11, 05:46 AM
Replies: 733
Views: 71,560
Posted By skinnysanta

I haven't ridden since Labor Day Saturday because...

I haven't ridden since Labor Day Saturday because I had a bad crash and broke two ribs. Looks like a couple more weeks before I can get back in the saddle. :(
09-15-11, 05:38 AM
Replies: 7,549
Views: 2,096,649
Posted By skinnysanta

Nice looking bike.

Nice looking bike.
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