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07-06-24, 02:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,178
Posted By bikemig

They are fine for speed modulation at low speeds,...

They are fine for speed modulation at low speeds, but poor to terrible if you really have to stop. I don't trust them. I have them on my commuter but I know better than to actually use them in a real...
07-06-24, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By pepperbelly

I had to take care of a couple of my customers...

I had to take care of a couple of my customers early this morning. It was 70į when i got up. By the time I finished and got to the lake it was 80į but it still felt good. Iím going to try to get out...
07-01-24, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Smaug1

55 miles on Saturday. {Strava Link...

55 miles on Saturday. {Strava Link (https://www.strava.com/activities/11769990443)}
The lady who was going to lead the club's Saturday ride asked if I could do it, as she had to (wo)man a rummage...
06-27-24, 05:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By whiskerc

Hello from new member

Just a quick introduction. I'll be 59 this year and returning to biking after many decades. I live in NYC, and unlike most of my friends who have moved away, need to stay here for family reasons. ...
06-25-24, 11:29 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 2,543
Posted By Wildwood

I rode thru the desert on a horse with no name,...

I rode thru the desert on a horse with no name, it felt good to be out of the rain.

roll on.
06-25-24, 06:06 PM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By pepperbelly

65*? I plan to get out tomorrow morning just...

65*? I plan to get out tomorrow morning just after the sun comes up when itís only about 80*.
06-22-24, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By john m flores

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05-23-24, 05:47 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By Koyote

You should probably give the company a chance to...

You should probably give the company a chance to make things right before slagging them in a public forum. Mistakes happen.
05-22-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,592
Posted By gobicycling

I just need to add in some good news. Had my...

I just need to add in some good news. Had my annual physical yesterday and everything came out perfect as far as blood work and other stuff they measure. HDL Cholesterol down even more, PSA 1.1, down...
05-21-24, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,592
Posted By gobicycling

Time for Adieu after 29 years

Oops!!! after 20 years

In about 2004 or so, "Joe"Gardner started the BikeForums. Several of us on a similar platform moved here because the mod of the previous forum had developed wrist problems....
04-26-24, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27,448
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Posted By john m flores

Thanks - I've had the Liberte for 5 years....

Thanks - I've had the Liberte for 5 years. Purchased it when I was traveling regularly to Washington DC by train and bus. Rode around much of the capital with it, on much of the bike infrastructure...
04-24-24, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27,448
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Posted By john m flores

Lunchtime errand to the Italian deli for my...

Lunchtime errand to the Italian deli for my favorite mozzarella, prosciutto, and roasted pepper sandwich, espresso beans, bread, and other items. Tested out the Wald rack on Zizzo.
...
04-24-24, 02:47 PM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By BTinNYC

City miles. ...

City miles.
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04-22-24, 03:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By Jughed

Been to a few docs about my T2 - all of them...

Been to a few docs about my T2 - all of them basically said the same thing. The disease is progressive, you will be on meds for the rest of your life, and you will need more meds. Eat the ADA...
04-21-24, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By Desert Ryder

3 doses in and I haven't had any real side...

3 doses in and I haven't had any real side effects I think I might be good....:thumb:
04-19-24, 08:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 6,333
Posted By rsbob

Mr Spock says, “I find that highly illogical”....

Mr Spock says, “I find that highly illogical”. Place your multi-speed bike in a gear you like and keep it there - problem solved; Zen state realized - unless there is an ego thing about riding a...
04-17-24, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,638
Posted By pdlamb

Do you want worst case, or likely response? The...

Do you want worst case, or likely response? The fact that doctors prescribe the stuff tells me it's worse than not taking it for the relevant condition (high blood glucose). So you're looking for...
03-26-24, 12:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,608
Posted By Mother_of_birds

I think I may have found something. A Trek Marlin...

I think I may have found something. A Trek Marlin 6. Its an XS frame which is perfect for me and hard to come by second hand apparently. I guess since the typical mountain bike owner is a taller...
03-07-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By TiHabanero

All the years I was in the industry never had I...

All the years I was in the industry never had I heard of someone going after Giant for intellectual property theft. Please tell us more about this. Any lawsuit info?

As for the bikes, the Giant...
02-17-24, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,860
Posted By merlinextraligh

Like anywhere else you need to pick where you...

Like anywhere else you need to pick where you ride. In North Florida you can ride along the Ocean for about 100 miles from Fernandina Beach to St Augustine all n bike lane, bike path or residential...
01-18-24, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,184
Posted By mr_bill

My minister said itís okay to say itís not fair....

My minister said itís okay to say itís not fair. I asked if itís okay to say itís effed up.

Iím so sorry.

-mr. bill
01-06-24, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Sierra_rider

Ignored the winter storm warning and went "gravel...

Ignored the winter storm warning and went "gravel riding." I use that term loosely, as it started snowing before I ever left the pavement, and my tires never actually touched gravel underneath.
...
01-05-24, 10:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,637
Posted By flangehead

In most jurisdictions there is a legal pedestrian...

In most jurisdictions there is a legal pedestrian crossing at all intersections, sometimes emphasized by a painted crosswalk.

Sharrows are the cycling version of painted crosswalks.
...
01-05-24, 08:47 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By rsbob

26 fakers @ 200 W for 40 mins + warm up and cool...

26 fakers @ 200 W for 40 mins + warm up and cool down
12-26-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,343
Posted By zandoval

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12-23-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,343
Posted By terrymorse

The only time I've heard "cockpit" used in a...

The only time I've heard "cockpit" used in a bicycle context is the advice to "protect your cockpit", which means to protect your bars from getting bumped or hooked when riding in close quarters with...
12-23-23, 04:33 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,343
Posted By Steve B.

Cockpit on a plane is the most common use of the...

Cockpit on a plane is the most common use of the term and refers to where the crew directs where an airplane is headed. Stands to reason using that same term on a bike refers to where the cyclist...
12-23-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,343
Posted By Eric F

HmmÖIíve never understood that the saddle was...

HmmÖIíve never understood that the saddle was included. The context Iíve always heard has been handlebars and anything attached.
12-23-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,343
Posted By Steve B.

Handlebar and everything attached. Not the seat...

Handlebar and everything attached. Not the seat or post, or crank or pedals.
12-23-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 11,343
Posted By Chuck M

No truer words... But I consider it more or...

No truer words...

But I consider it more or less the handlebars and anything attached to them.
12-22-23, 12:31 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,810
Posted By gobicycling

Yes, at 84yo, I am feeling 84. Perhaps it is...

Yes, at 84yo, I am feeling 84. Perhaps it is because my wife (86yo) is having multiple medical issues, and for a while there I was providing, literally, 24/7 care. Total exhaustion! I am finally...
Forum: Triathlon
12-14-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,325
Posted By VegasJen

Thanks. It actually wasn't as bad as I expected....

Thanks. It actually wasn't as bad as I expected. The run was, but I know that's my worst event. I swim a mile+ on a regular basis, so besides the water temperature, that went pretty much like I...
11-03-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,093
Posted By dedhed

I recommend EPDM closed cell foam pipe insulation...

I recommend EPDM closed cell foam pipe insulation
...
10-23-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By teacherman62

There was a total of 5950 feet of climbing, and...

There was a total of 5950 feet of climbing, and the same descending of course, but this hill country takes some getting used to. I put a 10-50 cassette on the rear, with a 42 chainring on the front....
10-06-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,579
Posted By rsbob

The exception that proves (disproves?) the rule! ...

The exception that proves (disproves?) the rule! You are like a cat with 9 lives.
10-06-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,748
Posted By 58Bianchi

Winter vs Summer

Gotta get that winter air out of the tires and get summer air in there!
10-03-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,748
Posted By Koyote

Here you go...

Here you go...
10-02-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,892
Posted By indyfabz

As mentioned above, I know a guy who had...

As mentioned above, I know a guy who had something similar due to a prostate issue. His was smaller. The saddle, I mean.:D
Forum: Road Cycling
09-27-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,721
Posted By big john

I disagree with the thread title. I think you do...

I disagree with the thread title. I think you do have to get slower, it's just a question of when. This varies by person, obviously.
09-25-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By Need41speed

50 miler?

Completed the 40th Honolulu Century Ride yesterday. According to the GPS app (Bike with GPS) the 50 miler I completed was actually 56 miles. I was pleased with a well run event put on by the Hawaii...
09-22-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By mackgoo

17 ...

17

https://www.strava.com/activities/9900436774
09-18-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By JohnDThompson

See a doctor. To me, as a non-MD health care...

See a doctor. To me, as a non-MD health care professional, I'd suspect nerve impingement, perhaps from collapsing vertebral discs. Chances are, this can be addressed. It may be something as simple as...
09-18-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By skidder

Could be a multitude of things. Resting it for...

Could be a multitude of things. Resting it for 11 days and no improvement I'd see a doctor. Could be orthopaedic, might also be nerve related, possibly pressure on the sciatic nerve running down...
09-18-23, 02:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By 10 Wheels

Time for a Doc. Xray and MRI if needed.

Time for a Doc. Xray and MRI if needed.
09-18-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,510
Posted By Trakhak

Eleven days; pain hasn't subsided; several...

Eleven days; pain hasn't subsided; several possible explanations, and not all of them benign. See a doctor.
09-15-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,885
Posted By dav57

great to hear that your status is stable. Also...

great to hear that your status is stable. Also that testosterone and PSA are undetectable. Glad to hear you can still do some riding. Keep up the good fight, itís working.

for me Iím 17 months...
09-15-23, 09:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 23,885
Posted By mr_bill

So a brief update. I am a member of the...

So a brief update.

I am a member of the "stable disease" club. The benefits include but are not limited to seeing my oncologist only once every three months.

My testosterone remains...
09-02-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,967
Posted By rsbob

Have had both and a shot by comparison is a...

Have had both and a shot by comparison is a non-event. The needles these days are so tiny and sharp, it’s tough to tell when you get injected - but I am seeing cubes everywhere. ;)

As far as those...
08-30-23, 09:40 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,967
Posted By Carbonfiberboy

"Broken ribs" come in 2 varieties, broken, like...

"Broken ribs" come in 2 varieties, broken, like the ends don't line up anymore, and cracked, like still holding together, but damaged. Which of those two you have makes a very big difference. The...
08-30-23, 04:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,967
Posted By genejockey

Another thing - we've discussed this before, when...

Another thing - we've discussed this before, when you said you didn't use sunscreen or wear a shirt and you weren't worried about Melanoma or other skin cancers - you're young, so you think you're...
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