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Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-22, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,252
Posted By Rowan

Believe it or not, I am slightly ahead of you at...

Believe it or not, I am slightly ahead of you at 2,360km, but that also includes some Zwift riding as well. I am hoping to break the 3000km mark by the end of the year, which would be by far the best...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5,674
Views: 82,252
Posted By Rowan

Tuesday nights are big nights for us, as there is...

Tuesday nights are big nights for us, as there is a TV station that screens three or four train programs, one Australian, one English and other others mixing in various North American and Canadian...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,768
Posted By Rowan

I think all your photographs on this tour have...

I think all your photographs on this tour have been wonderful.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-01-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,768
Posted By Rowan

After going through what I have, BPPV came along...

After going through what I have, BPPV came along when I felt pretty well fix. Doctor diagnosis resulted in her then referring me to a physio practice, and I did the sit, then-lie-back exercise with...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,768
Posted By Rowan

I understand about the health care work...

I understand about the health care work situation. Machka had to go for a nerve test yesterday at the hospital which actually saved my life, and wearing of facemasks is still mandatory.

And...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-22, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,768
Posted By Rowan

I think there have been several occasions on Tour...

I think there have been several occasions on Tour de France telecasts I have watched where the papers have been handed to riders as they have reached the top of climbs in the Alps... or maybe also...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-09-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 98,768
Posted By Rowan

The people posting on these Addiction threads are...

The people posting on these Addiction threads are very similar to those when I was more active on BFs around five years ago. Still good talk about many aspects of cycling, and the occasional post...
10-31-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,463
Posted By Rowan

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one...

Odd as it may seem, but to me this has been one of the best and most entertaining threads I have seen on BikeForums for ages (even ever). Great bunch of guys who have contributed over the decades to...
05-10-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,548
Posted By Rowan

There are quite a few aspects outside cycling...

There are quite a few aspects outside cycling that can have an influence.

History in smoking, drinking alcohol, other drug use, stress, regularity of exercise, diet and other consumptions, and...
Replies: 8
Views: 3,812
Posted By Rowan

Single-speed or fixed gear? There is a difference...

Single-speed or fixed gear? There is a difference is setting up the rear axle and comfort/challenge factors. My randonneuring experience includes fixed gear.
03-12-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,832
Posted By Rowan

I know this is a bit of a strange post, but... ...

I know this is a bit of a strange post, but...

Health of you rather the car is a priority for anyone to retain and use a driver's licence.

I have been familiarised with this for almost exactly...
03-03-21, 03:34 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 103,743
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: Road Cycling
07-17-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 17,173
Posted By Rowan

Like Machka, I didn't know about this until ...

Like Machka, I didn't know about this until Machka told me just now.

Pcad was a fine man in every sense of the word. My heart is broken with this news.
02-21-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,010
Posted By Rowan

It has been a long while since I posted on BFs --...

It has been a long while since I posted on BFs -- not because of my health, but to do with the poor policies that exist in the BF management. But...

I am probably at the flattening state in my...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4,526
Views: 236,802
Posted By Rowan

Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be...

Thanks for the goodwill. I am lucky to still be alive and to see the second birthday after the workplace accident. I really have Machka to thank for her absolutely sensational support for the past 16...
06-09-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,475
Posted By Rowan

I have used Brooks saddles for many years, and...

I have used Brooks saddles for many years, and the ones with holes in the base on either side of the leather have been an option, but not for me, although I think I do have one on either on one of my...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-26-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,173
Posted By Rowan

You're a great parent. There are many who simply...

You're a great parent. There are many who simply don't care about respectability. I hear it on the bus often over a particular route where there is continuous swearing and ill-considered stories...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-25-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,173
Posted By Rowan

And to put this back on proper fundamental...

And to put this back on proper fundamental cycling, I had the huge joy yesterday of riding my fixed gear, which was a Shogun 400 rescued from the rubbish dump over a decade ago and which I rebuilt as...
05-23-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 103,743
Posted By Rowan

Thanks to both of you -- and everyone else -- for...

Thanks to both of you -- and everyone else -- for your kindness. Yep, Machka has been a real marvel for me as I have recovered from an incident now 14 months ago that almost killed me.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-19, 07:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,013
Posted By Rowan

It was one of the oddest but greatest pleasures I...

It was one of the oddest but greatest pleasures I have had bicycling in a long time. It was the first time I had ridden my mountain bike since being put into hospital 14 months ago for 4-1/2 months....
Forum: Touring
05-14-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,207
Posted By Rowan

This is among, if not, the best thread I have...

This is among, if not, the best thread I have ever read on Bike Forums. Thanks for starting it, Fuji Owner, and thanks to everyone who has contributed so far talking of their lives and cycle-touring....
05-05-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,320
Posted By Rowan

Trust me... this is good news in every sense....

Trust me... this is good news in every sense. Wait for the day when he suggests someone bring in his bike for him. Machka still reminds me of that rather futile request I made. There are a few...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 3,961
Views: 196,173
Posted By Rowan

Truffles are grown in Australia, and one of the...

Truffles are grown in Australia, and one of the TV stations recently had a segment on the dogs used to track them down. And we always want good animal medical staff here. And bike riders. So, there...
04-27-19, 06:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,112
Posted By Rowan

Just little more about East Hill with reference...

Just little more about East Hill with reference to the little bit under her membership name. That little quote from Sheldon really brings it to me these days.

Machka and I missed by minutes...
04-27-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,884
Posted By Rowan

Mine is the real christian name. I was a...

Mine is the real christian name. I was a journalist for a longish time, so my name appears in various publications going back 20 to 40 years.

Been a cyclist for over 20 years, including a period...
Forum: Touring
04-27-19, 05:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,361
Posted By Rowan

Just to add to Machka's stuff, Vancouver Island...

Just to add to Machka's stuff, Vancouver Island remains one of the really impressive places that I have visited anywhere in the world. It remains on my list of destinations to ride, particularly out...
04-15-19, 12:51 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,010
Posted By Rowan

Holy moly... yet another of us with a brain...

Holy moly... yet another of us with a brain medical issue. Get well soon, Wheever. And please do let us know, eatontkd how you are recovering and the riding is going on that nifty bike you have!
03-22-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 103,743
Posted By Rowan

I really do wish it was simple. But last weekend,...

I really do wish it was simple. But last weekend, I was admitted back into hospital in the neurology ward via ambulance after basically collapsing at home. A CT scan of my head showed that damage to...
01-23-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 103,743
Posted By Rowan

Thanks tmac100 and the other people who have...

Thanks tmac100 and the other people who have posted in this thread recently.

I am one of those typical men who couldn't really gather the fuss not very long after what happened, but I have been...
12-24-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,031
Posted By Rowan

Hondo, you know how close I came to dying this...

Hondo, you know how close I came to dying this year in a workplace accident.

Yeah, there were a few things in my life that I didn't care about since my mid to late 30s. But after the incident last...
07-07-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 103,743
Posted By Rowan

Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed...

Hello to everyone who has read and/or contributed to this thread. Mostly, of course, my absolutely wondering wife, known on here as Machka, but really known as Charlene. She has attended every single...
08-12-17, 04:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 17,288
Posted By Rowan

Yeast = fungus = athlete's foot = jock itch. ...

Yeast = fungus = athlete's foot = jock itch.

Treat the area with a topical ointment designed for fungal infections.

And if your wife has had candida, fair old chance you contracted it from...
07-21-17, 09:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,969
Posted By Rowan

Cost-effective accommodation/housing. ...

Cost-effective accommodation/housing.

Adequate employment opportunities.

Terrain (flat is better).

Access to transport to other parts of the state/country/world (train, hire car, airport,...
Replies: 35
Views: 9,217
Posted By Rowan

Bandera is right in a way. My major bike builds...

Bandera is right in a way. My major bike builds have involved Excel spreadsheets, costings and specifications, and sourcing information. Any sort of touring and even participation in a randonnee...
Replies: 55
Views: 56,209
Posted By Rowan

A fine read, Octopus. Well done. Several...

A fine read, Octopus. Well done.

Several things:

Fixed riders will experience much higher cadences on hills, and there is a need to experiment with this on the prelim 400 miles. In particular,...
Forum: Touring
10-31-06, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,516
Posted By Rowan

A couple of observations: 1. To cook on a...

A couple of observations:

1. To cook on a bike tour, you need to know how to cook at home. I often get the feeling that people who tour and eat exclusively at cafes or "cold" simply don't want to...
01-09-05, 04:45 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 33,269
Posted By Rowan

Gotta laugh. What do you think CF bikes are made...

Gotta laugh. What do you think CF bikes are made of? The carbon only chicken mesh.
12-17-04, 07:43 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 59,459
Posted By Rowan

You've obviously been lucky first up. ...

You've obviously been lucky first up.

Cycling shoes, as a generic term, are *not* a solution to hot-foot or hot-spots and can actually cause them. I speak from PE.
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