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07-28-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

At 76, I'm still like, "F all that stuff." Denial...

At 76, I'm still like, "F all that stuff." Denial is not just a river in Africa, it's the ability to change one's reality. It doesn't have to be like that. If there's something I want to change, I...
07-28-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 719
Posted By Biker395

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for...

Yikes. I have read somewhere that at least for men, our life expectancy is much longer if we have a spouse or friends with whom we have frequent interaction. I've always chalked that up to...
06-30-21, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 967
Posted By Bald Paul

The area around here has exploded with new...

The area around here has exploded with new housing developments and very large apartment complexes. A huge increase in the number of cars on the road, but very little (if any) improvement / widening...
06-25-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 690
Posted By indyfabz

More quality content from the OP. Next up: Tire...

More quality content from the OP. Next up: Tire vs. Tyre.
05-30-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,239
Posted By BCAC

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride...

I ride around 1k miles a month and I’m 67. I ride 4 days a week. The key is conditioning. And napping. Never forget napping.
05-27-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,954
Posted By spelger

since we are throwing out free advice here's...

since we are throwing out free advice here's mine... do not take any medical advice from anyone on any forum (this one included). most mean well but most are not doctors. if you don't like the advice...
05-20-21, 12:35 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,153
Posted By livedarklions

I've found that stretching does absolutely...

I've found that stretching does absolutely nothing for me, and I regularly ride centuries without cramps. I'm 60 y.o. I think you're missing the point of the comments--there's no scientific answer to...
05-13-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,422
Posted By SCTinkering

Self-Supported Century with Garmin Smart Drink/Eat

Background: I'm a 53 year old technically obese man that just happens to put anywhere from 125-180 miles in on a given week.

Equipment:
Bike- T-Lab X3
Computer- Garmin Edge 1030
Power Meter -...
05-10-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,954
Posted By downtube42

I have four older brothers, none of whom do...

I have four older brothers, none of whom do anything closely resembling exercise. We're talking obesity, mobility challenges, diabetes, diabetes complications, high blood pressure, knee replacements...
05-10-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,499
Posted By 10 Wheels

Me at 72 just home from Brain Surgery caused by a...

Me at 72 just home from Brain Surgery caused by a 16 MPH Crash.
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05-04-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,277
Posted By Rolla

I take a hit before most rides, and sometimes...

I take a hit before most rides, and sometimes another after an hour or so. I've been doing this for 40 years, and it feels great.
04-23-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,228
Posted By GlennR

I would avoid riding on public roads. Try to find...

I would avoid riding on public roads. Try to find a wide, flat and uncrowded bike path and build up your confidence.
04-08-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,277
Posted By base2

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24...

As someone who just rode 25 miles, just drank 24 ounces of "hobo beer" Steel Reserve 211, & is currently waiting for 20 milligrams of THC in chocolate form to kick in, I disagree.

In an hour, I'll...
03-01-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,032
Posted By EVFreewheeler

You can be dead right or dead wrong... either way...

You can be dead right or dead wrong... either way you are dead!
02-27-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,250
Posted By crowbike

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02-27-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 78,250
Posted By Dan Burkhart

Taking a couple of the grand nieces for a ride in...

Taking a couple of the grand nieces for a ride in the park.

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02-25-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 10,833
Posted By Wildwood

For some of us it seems to be 'in the blood'. I...

For some of us it seems to be 'in the blood'.
I have spent many days in the Wilderness, rangering and for fun.
Tho' I only day hike now - closer to home....
02-24-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,032
Posted By Ogsarg

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride...

Assume everyone is out to get you and ride accordingly. Never do anything based on what you expect someone to do.

Being in the right after getting hit does no good.

Obstruct traffic as little...
02-24-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,981
Posted By phughes

And right after that, I would give up riding...

And right after that, I would give up riding recumbent trikes for $10.
02-24-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,032
Posted By delbiker1

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers...

I really go by one hard rule, that IMO, covers all important areas: "My safety is primarily up to me." I certainly have other "rules" that are bendable.
12-27-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,196
Posted By wolfchild

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to...

Thermos or water bottle... I always stop to drink. The reason that I stop is because I am not in a hurry to get to my destination and I am not racing against anybody.
12-26-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 19,689
Posted By Wildwood

Downhill speed is not my friend. Uphill speed...

Downhill speed is not my friend.
Uphill speed is not my strength.
Flying on the flatish is my fetish....
12-11-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 16,005
Posted By SpeedofLite

Driver of box truck is cooperating. No new...

Driver of box truck is cooperating. No new information as of this morning.
Illustration in LV Review Journal this morning.
...
12-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By big chainring

Nice video. I tend to be more old school in my...

Nice video. I tend to be more old school in my approach to winter riding gear. Stocking cap and wool sweaters. And love my wool tights that have been patched and sewn to keep them together. This...
11-08-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,571
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

Maybe bicycle racing, or at least "training"...

Maybe bicycle racing, or at least "training" would be just the ticket for the OP; no need for smiling with that hobby. It seems as if a "Pain IS Gain" attitude and taste for masochism would put him...
11-08-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 12,571
Posted By 10 Wheels

Sell the bike and watch TV

Sell the bike and watch TV
10-31-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,516
Posted By Tomm Willians

Today I put a ring on it !

Married my adventure/cycling buddy today in Reno ! Between her sense of humor, zest for life and an incredible collection of bikes I would have been nuts to not tie this knot....
10-04-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,686
Posted By Mojo31

You don’t. Trust your gut.

You don’t. Trust your gut.
10-04-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,959
Posted By Troul

but but but what if the purpose to one's riding...

but but but what if the purpose to one's riding is to ride aimlessly & enjoys its??
09-22-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By pdlamb

I thought the whole point of flat pedals was to...

I thought the whole point of flat pedals was to ride with any shoe?!
09-11-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,541
Posted By Iride01

2 full days and half of today has gone by. Have...

2 full days and half of today has gone by. Have you ridden yet?
09-03-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,023
Posted By indyfabz

I wouldn’t call those goggles.

I wouldn’t call those goggles.
09-02-20, 08:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,018
Posted By flan48

I agree, and in fact, ride all year, including...

I agree, and in fact, ride all year, including throughout New Jersey winters (unless there is snow/ice on the roads).

Since I've been riding regularly, i.e. for the last 8 or 9 years, my...
09-01-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,018
Posted By c_m_shooter

The more time you spend outside the better....

The more time you spend outside the better. Winter viruses are spread when we are inside too close together for too long. You have better than a 99% chance of being just fine as long as you don't...
09-01-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,018
Posted By badger1

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu...

I strongly recommend not riding during 'flu season -- indeed, not riding at all. Year round.

There are simply too many hazards 'out there'. Much better to stay in a warm basement, with a secure...
09-01-20, 04:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
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...
08-31-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,397
Posted By DeadGrandpa

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You...

It's time to get serious about bicycling. You seem to be a young person, so you have lots of upside (room for improvement). First, work towards doubling your mileage. Your butt will get used to it....
08-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,475
Posted By CyclingFool95

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past...

I was so fried at then end of my ride this past weekend (50+ miles on 2 water bottles in 90° heat that felt like 103°) that I stopped at 54.2 miles and omitted the lap around the block (.85 miles)...
08-23-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,564
Posted By Koyote

I just shoot pics with my iPhone while riding....

I just shoot pics with my iPhone while riding. Doesn't really disrupt the flow of my ride.
...
08-22-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,991
Posted By Iride01

I'm just the opposite. I hate having medical...

I'm just the opposite. I hate having medical conditions so I ride.

Seems to keep me off BP meds and Cholesterol and Triglycerides meds. My friends that don't cycle have a lot of pills they have...
07-31-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By Hondo Gravel

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because...

I’m not sure if could ride in a group because after 25 years of cycling I have always been a solo rider. I guess I ride to get away from people. Zoning out at my own pace and losing sense of time...
07-28-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,593
Posted By Litespud

if it’s just a little tough around the edges, but...

if it’s just a little tough around the edges, but there are no cracks or distortion extending upwards into the post, just clean up the edges with sandpaper (wear a mask) and maybe dan some clear coat...
07-28-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,965
Posted By dmanthree

Yes, it helps

Riding, that is. I had a physical exam for a new life insurance policy (my old one expires when I turn 66 in September) and the results were, well, pretty good. BP 125/75. Pulse 52. body fat 16%. The...
07-24-20, 05:10 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,572
Posted By Garfield Cat

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The...

You don't need to get stronger. Just ride. The stronger comes with the riding. If riding is not fun, then it won't last. Keep it fun.
07-23-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,577
Posted By Drew Eckhardt

You use a full size frame pump which will inflate...

You use a full size frame pump which will inflate a 700x25mm road tire to full pressure in 90-100 strokes.

You bring two spare tubes which will usually work plus a patch kit with a sealed tube of...
07-23-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,350
Posted By wolfchild

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but...

I never smoked anything or did any drugs...but having a beer at the end of a hard day or after a bike ride is a beautiful thing.
06-15-20, 06:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,600
Posted By shelbyfv

It's hard to figure what you are doing but I'd be...

It's hard to figure what you are doing but I'd be surprised if you have fixed anything. More likely you have ruined your chain. Take it to a shop, please:thumb:
06-14-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,359
Posted By cyccommute

Flyfish. There are very few pictures of me...

Flyfish. There are very few pictures of me fishing because I usually go alone. I'm not a huge fan of river fishing. I really like hiking to a high country lake and enjoying the solitude and the...
06-10-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,721
Posted By Kapusta

Yes, you should have two of each (MTB and Road)....

Yes, you should have two of each (MTB and Road). And don't make the mistake so many do and skimp on the "spare" bike.
06-09-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,784
Posted By MoAlpha

At least the caffeine addict is getting coffee.

At least the caffeine addict is getting coffee.
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