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07-06-24, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Ttom

24 miles today. Not a fast ride just steady Eddie.

24 miles today. Not a fast ride just steady Eddie.
07-05-24, 06:45 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 6,508
Posted By Ttom

All I know is my bike is more capable than I.

All I know is my bike is more capable than I.
07-05-24, 06:39 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 12,767
Posted By Ttom

I'm just thinkin if I lose 30 lbs and I need to,...

I'm just thinkin if I lose 30 lbs and I need to, my heavy steel bike will be faster.
07-05-24, 05:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,449
Posted By Ttom

That D2C nearly bankrupted Kona, jus sayin. I...

That D2C nearly bankrupted Kona, jus sayin.
I support the local bike shops they know stuff I don't.
07-05-24, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By Ttom

I ride a Kona Sutra SE so it's pretty much a...

I ride a Kona Sutra SE so it's pretty much a Clydesdale, my name is Tommy so I named my bike Clyde.
There it is Tommy & Clyde. :lol:
07-05-24, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By Ttom

Goals

So I bought a Garmin Edge Explore 2 mainly to keep track of miles and speed, I wanna know when I hit 30 mph, don't have any monitors to attach to the Garmin so I guess it is a really expensive speed...
07-05-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By Ttom

18 miles today.

18 miles today.
07-04-24, 11:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,118
Posted By Ttom

Mississippi is my home so yes it is getting hot I...

Mississippi is my home so yes it is getting hot I don't ride early to avoid the heat I do it because it gets my day started off better I feel better and have more energy.
I get up at 5:30 am and...
07-26-23, 05:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,599
Posted By Ttom

No absolutely not don't shell out all that money...

No absolutely not don't shell out all that money on a freaking saddle, do like I did and buy a bike that comes with one on it. :)
07-26-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Ttom

18 miles

18 miles
07-26-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,975
Posted By Ttom

It's your money your choice.

It's your money your choice.
07-16-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,948
Posted By Ttom

I'm not sure how it is possible to terrorize cars...

I'm not sure how it is possible to terrorize cars on a bike.
07-16-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,026
Posted By Ttom

Some of those roads in the French Quarter have...

Some of those roads in the French Quarter have pot holes that will swallow a bike.
07-16-23, 08:09 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Ttom

23 miles at 95 degrees for me, and I did not find...

23 miles at 95 degrees for me, and I did not find the heat to be a problem, but then I am a native Mississippian.
07-05-23, 12:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,096
Posted By Ttom

Don't worry about the miles just ride, enjoy the...

Don't worry about the miles just ride, enjoy the ride and the miles will come.
05-05-23, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,781
Posted By Ttom

Nice bike, may you have many many good long...

Nice bike, may you have many many good long rides. :backpedal:
I have a commuter bike with 32C tires and while they will do gravel they don't do it well. Ok maybe they really suck at it but you can...
03-23-23, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Ttom

Rod my age

I rode a fer piece today on my 67th birthday, 67 miles.
03-23-23, 05:00 PM
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Views: 3,341,496
Posted By Ttom

Rode my age

I have seen post where people ride their age on their birthday, today for the first time I rode my age on my birthday that would be 67 miles.
And now I feel my age. : )
02-26-23, 11:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,573
Posted By Ttom

Spending a little more than you wanted to is far...

Spending a little more than you wanted to is far better than not spending enough. Find a bike that you really like a suck it up. This is a long term purchase and you want to get it right.
11-26-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ttom

Thanks for all the reply's, I've got it now read...

Thanks for all the reply's, I've got it now read every post and this is what I learned.
Yes I did buy a touring "comfort" bike so it should be no surprise that it is very comfortable.
But the real...
08-05-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 833
Posted By Ttom

I had a tube that would hold air for weeks at a...

I had a tube that would hold air for weeks at a time and then go flat on my 6 mile commute to work in spite of the fact that I always topped of the air pressure every morning before leaving the...
08-05-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By Ttom

I talked to a guy a few weeks ago that had a hip...

I talked to a guy a few weeks ago that had a hip replacement recently, his doctor told him no jogging, or long walks for awhile, low impact exercises only, but a bicycle would be OK, so what did he...
08-02-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,029
Posted By Ttom

I get it, I really do, I just ride, I don't care...

I get it, I really do, I just ride, I don't care how fast I go or how far I go but the more I do it I seem to get a little faster, and I seem to go a little further. It is mostly fun but sometimes it...
08-02-22, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By Ttom

Fantastic, broken like a pretzel, that is enough...

Fantastic, broken like a pretzel, that is enough to make many a man say never again, and he is back on a bicycle. That's a tough guy.
I tip my hat.
I too had a motorcycle accident in the mid 80's,...
08-02-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,063
Posted By Ttom

Glad I asked, thanks guys Komoot is a good in...

Glad I asked, thanks guys Komoot is a good in between solution I think, the Edge looks real good. My phone is not water proof and the gps tracking is very poor, it works well with Waze (no good for...
07-30-22, 01:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,781
Posted By Ttom

Great looking bike, congrats. Wider tires on a...

Great looking bike, congrats.
Wider tires on a touring bike is the ticket IMO.
07-30-22, 12:35 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,766
Posted By Ttom

I try to be polite and announce "the air is going...

I try to be polite and announce "the air is going bad for no apparent reason". The first time I make that announcement people usually look at me kind of funny, the second time they get moving.
07-17-22, 10:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,111
Posted By Ttom

Only to our wife's.

Only to our wife's.
07-04-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By Ttom

4th OF JULY

Rode about 5 miles to a friends house with a nice swimming pool, about 5 miles.
Drank a few beers hit the pool and rode back. So 10 miles with a little R&R.
06-04-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27,448
Views: 3,341,496
Posted By Ttom

Today was 24 miles, really good day, nice weather...

Today was 24 miles, really good day, nice weather high of 86 degrees, about 8 miles of beat up unmaintained asphalt and about 8 miles of gravel, the rest was good road. It is great being an old kid...
06-03-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,597
Posted By Ttom

Give it to a kid that does not have a bike, they...

Give it to a kid that does not have a bike, they want care that it is heavy they will probably tear it up anyway but they will have a blast tearing it up.
06-03-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,655
Posted By Ttom

Steel

I get it now I have read many time that steel bikes flex giving them a smoother ride and that sounds good on paper but seriously how much "flexing" can you get out of steel? My previous bike was...
05-06-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 13,263
Posted By Ttom

Where I live I have a legal right to flip off a...

Where I live I have a legal right to flip off a police officer, that does not make it a good idea if one continues to flip of police one of those officers is going to mess up your day, even though he...
05-04-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Ttom

My longest ride to date, 90 degrees felt great I...

My longest ride to date, 90 degrees felt great I got no problem with 90 degrees I am in Mississippi, 64 miles on the Longleaf Trace out of Hattiesburg MS. And jus so yall know I do not have an...
05-01-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 65,186
Posted By Ttom

I am an uncool rider, the only bike apparel I...

I am an uncool rider, the only bike apparel I wear is a helmet and bike shorts if I am going out for a few hours or more. Some of the club riders just do not approve. I don't race, I don't time my...
05-01-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Ttom

I rode highway 49 one of the busiest stretches in...

I rode highway 49 one of the busiest stretches in Mississippi from Florence to the I-20 stack. I would never consider doing this but they have been widening the highway for years now and are almost...
04-27-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,918
Posted By Ttom

I think when you get through they will ride them...

I think when you get through they will ride them once or twice park them again, just like last time.
04-27-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 658,077
Posted By Ttom

Two hours don't know the mileage.

Two hours don't know the mileage.
04-24-22, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By Ttom

It was the Longleaf Trace, I started at Prentiss...

It was the Longleaf Trace, I started at Prentiss because that is closer to me and rode to Sumrall, Bassfield is where I encountered the drunk and other guy. And yes on a Saturday there was almost no...
04-24-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,547
Posted By Ttom

My Longest Ride

My longest rides to date were no drop club rides on Sunday afternoons of 32 miles.
Now that I have retired and have more time I want to explore my limits and get ready for some road touring....
04-18-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 983
Posted By Ttom

OK thanks for the reply's, underside I shall.

OK thanks for the reply's, underside I shall.
04-16-22, 11:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By Ttom

Trading Up

I got back into cycling about 5 years ago and at the time had no idea what kind of bike I really wanted but a commuter bike seemed like a good place to start so I bought a Giant City Escape. It is a...
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