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Forum: Touring
07-04-24, 01:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By 50PlusCycling

Instead of Europe, come here to Japan. It’s off...

Instead of Europe, come here to Japan. It’s off the beaten path, but easy to get to. Japan is safe and clean, you don’t have to worry about pickpockets or your bikes getting stolen. There are...
06-24-24, 06:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,123
Posted By pepperbelly

Beat the heat?

It’s full summer in Texas. How many get out to ride at dawn to beat the heat?
06-17-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 659
Posted By zandoval

Osteoarthritis has been a real bugger for me....

Osteoarthritis has been a real bugger for me. Can't walk, hike, climb, canoe, or work under the car like I used to. Or for that matter do any kind of high impact activity. Rats! Even the great...
06-16-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 840
Posted By Roughstuff

Be good little boys and girls

Oh no not another helmet thread! LOL

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Be careful on any ride, no matter how...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Steely Dan

It can sometimes be very challenging in the...

It can sometimes be very challenging in the moment when your blood might be boiling, but the above really is the best possible way to respond, if you respond at all.

Decades ago, in my more...
Forum: Commuting
06-14-24, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By curbtender

You really can't reason with an irate driver so...

You really can't reason with an irate driver so dont try. You gotta figure they will be grumbling about that in their heads for a while so let them deal with it without an excuse.
06-11-24, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By 50PlusCycling

I used to work in law enforcement, and the video...

I used to work in law enforcement, and the video shows an example of vehicular assault, in addition to reckless driving, not to mention another charge of simple assault for shoving the cyclist. These...
06-11-24, 05:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,285
Posted By Troul

who will rescue this thread?

who will rescue this thread?
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....
Forum: Commuting
05-08-24, 08:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,857
Posted By veganbikes

Tons of ideas. Usually I will bring some...

Tons of ideas. Usually I will bring some leftovers and either heat them up or eat them cold. There are tons of neat bento boxes and insulated food containers for soups and other hot dishes. I...
Forum: Commuting
04-16-24, 02:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,073
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Well I think riding my bike is political. Not so...

Well I think riding my bike is political. Not so much Biden vs. Trump but a simple statement that there is another way besides the gas guzzler hot rod means of transportation. That's what I am...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-24, 07:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,925
Posted By flangehead

Where I live thunderstorms blow through fairly...

Where I live thunderstorms blow through fairly quickly. I use Accuweather minute cast which gives me 4 hour view. I plan my moves around the storms.

I don’t go out if there’s lightning as I’m...
Forum: Touring
04-04-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,801
Posted By Lambkin55

That book inspired me and my (then fiancee) wife...

That book inspired me and my (then fiancee) wife to take a summer off and ride coast to coast.
That was one of the top ten events in our lives.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-24, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,291
Posted By base2

I don't lock. I bring my bike in and set it in my...

I don't lock. I bring my bike in and set it in my cubical.

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My...
01-31-24, 08:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,031
Posted By SpedFast

I ride a lot at night and during the day and I...

I ride a lot at night and during the day and I have become known to the locals as 'That old guy on the bike-he rides everyday and in any weather. Must be nuts.' :thumb:
01-31-24, 05:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 16,031
Posted By OldsCOOL

Most of the 20-34’s locally are MTB riders. Not...

Most of the 20-34’s locally are MTB riders. Not many of us roadies, most of these few are bike path riders dodging strollers and pedestrians.

Night riding? Love it. Here in northern Michigan I...
Forum: Touring
08-18-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,635
Posted By Tourist in MSN

I am not a minimalist. I make the sauce...

I am not a minimalist.

I make the sauce separate from the noodles. But with only one stove, have to keep moving the two pots back and forth to keep both hot. The small pot in this case doubles as...
Forum: Commuting
07-31-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,930
Posted By pdlamb

As SkinGriz notes, route selection should be at...

As SkinGriz notes, route selection should be at the top of your list.

A flashing helmet light often (but not always) can be used to get driver's attention. Make sure your other lights are bright,...
07-09-23, 11:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By skidder

Nah, I'll stick with good ol' caffeine for my...

Nah, I'll stick with good ol' caffeine for my daily energy "fix".

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07-09-23, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 815
Posted By Wildwood

Old dog, new tricks - Marketing to Oldsters

May have to buy some Red Bull, good on 'em!
(edit: Only 15 sec)

RED BULL | RED BULL COMMERCIAL | WHO SAID YOU CAN'T TEACH AN OLD DOG NEW TRICKS | SKATEBOARDING DOG - YouTube
07-08-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,254
Posted By andrewclaus

And biking will give you more time. I never...

And biking will give you more time. I never dreamed during my commuting years that all those hours on the bike would allow me to remain so active in retirement.
07-07-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,254
Posted By AJW2W11E

Time is more precious after 60, Bicycling uses a lot of it !

Time is more precious after 60, Bicycling uses a lot of it.
This week between riding a bike and going to a gym for back exercises, I logged 20 hours ( including time to shower and change) , probably...
06-20-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,469
Posted By deacon mark

I am an early bird for sure I hit the road as...

I am an early bird for sure I hit the road as early as 4:39 am and a start after 7am is consider late. The wind usually much better and less traffic I have good lights and try to stay on course I...
06-18-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,758
Posted By plumberroy

May have over did it yesterday

Just getting back to riding after a few years yesterday I made a 21 mile ride, longest in years. Then came home mowed, hauled and burned a bunch of brush worked in the garden then hauled a bunch of...
Forum: Touring
06-01-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 2,664,088
Posted By canalligators

Radical Design under-seat panniers. These are...

Radical Design under-seat panniers. These are size large. They require a rack. I like them a lot. See review at...
06-01-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,171
Posted By gthomson

Sometimes we need a good laugh

I was just talking to a younger friend of mine who sent me a link to a great deal on cycling clothing he got and I mentioned how much I hate lycra cycling kit these days cause my body is just not...
05-21-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 11,681
Posted By tungsten

I hate cars that stop for cyclists who don't have...

I hate cars that stop for cyclists who don't have right-of-way. For instance sitting astride their bikes at a x-walk or stop sign.
I never proceed when a motorist does this to me. Just wave them...
Forum: Touring
05-15-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 2,664,088
Posted By Imaginos

Planned 3 or 4 days but tapped out after two.75...

Planned 3 or 4 days but tapped out after two.75 miles was all I could manage.I overestimated my physical ability I think. 41 miles including 16 miles of gravel on day one was my farthest ride ever...
Forum: Touring
05-14-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 2,664,088
Posted By canalligators

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Williamsburg VA. Ready to start the Trans Am, May...
05-12-23, 04:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,948
Posted By kyplaskon

Are cyclists terrorists? How?

A politician called me this week and said he gets calls that bike riders are terrorists and no space should be allocated on roads for us. I immediately wrote an opinion piece ...
Forum: Touring
04-21-23, 03:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,660
Posted By IPassGas

^+1. Several times out of Bishop CA for 2 weeks...

^+1. Several times out of Bishop CA for 2 weeks up onto the Sierra high country granite, my backpack was 65 and wife's was 45 lbs. Loading the bike is inconsequential compare to this. But then, doing...
04-21-23, 01:34 PM
Forum: Touring
04-21-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,660
Posted By indyfabz

This country’s people have become soft. Carried...

This country’s people have become soft. Carried 55 lbs. for a week trip in the back country of Glacier. My guide carried 78 lbs. I wanted to shoulder more of the load, but he wouldn’t let me. :D
04-15-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By Clyde1820

Seriously-reduced ability to recover after harder...

Seriously-reduced ability to recover after harder workouts, activities. If that aspect weren't so apparent, much would have long since resolved itself.

The rest, I can deal with. But that can...
04-15-23, 07:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By GhostRider62

I miss those who died too soon I also miss...

I miss those who died too soon

I also miss being a daddy

I don't miss anything on the bike because I was never all that good or serious about it and frankly, cycling was never much more than an...
04-15-23, 03:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By Bald Paul

You can still get smiles from pretty girls over...

You can still get smiles from pretty girls over 50. I did, and ended up marrying her when I was 52. (She was 48)
I beat my neighbor's kid in a 40 yard dash, too. You would think someone with all the...
04-15-23, 09:00 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By SpedFast

Pushing 74 I feel like the testosterone is...

Pushing 74 I feel like the testosterone is starting to wane :eek:
04-15-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By mdarnton

Don't fret. When you pass 70 they start smiling...

Don't fret. When you pass 70 they start smiling again because you remind them of their grandfathers.
04-15-23, 07:09 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By MinnMan

Truth. And though some of that was evident as we...

Truth. And though some of that was evident as we crossed from below 50 to above, the effects were for most of us pretty slight. now that I'm north of 60, there's a lot more of it for me, and,...
04-15-23, 06:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By Biker395

Lots. Most of all, having myself, most of my...

Lots. Most of all, having myself, most of my friends and my family being unambiguously healthy. Now, we all have things going on, and quite a few aren’t as active for health reasons.
04-15-23, 12:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,140
Posted By AJW2W11E

What do you miss most about being on the other side of 50?

I don't mind the loss of muscle mass. Kind of miss smiles from pretty girls, but that's not a show stopper. I can do without sprinting...when I was 45 , I beat my neighbor's kid in a 40 yard...
Forum: Touring
04-13-23, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4,855
Views: 2,664,088
Posted By RB1-luvr

I'm doing a three day, two night camping trip...

I'm doing a three day, two night camping trip this weekend. We're riding the Airline Trail from Portland, CT to Pomfret, CT Friday (50 miles), hiking and riding the "quiet corner" Saturday, riding...
04-11-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By Polaris OBark

I think one of the problems is not distinguishing...

I think one of the problems is not distinguishing between "political" (of which "Advocacy" is a major component) and "politically partisan," which is what many people actually mean (I presume).
Forum: Touring
02-19-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By antmaster5000

Planning to ride Amsterdam -> Barcelona in September, looking for route critique

Hi! My wife and I are planning a month long tour this September where we will be traveling from the US with our tandem. This will be our first time in Europe but we have done a good amount of...
Forum: Touring
02-17-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,277
Posted By bktourer1

Check out: Road ID. Plenty of options for ID tags.

Check out: Road ID. Plenty of options for ID tags.
02-14-23, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By BTinNYC

I think this therapist is going to work out 😜

Dealing with some truly cruddy family stuff and decided to seek out some help. Hanging on his office wall is an all chrome Bianchi Pista. Now I'm optimistic some head shrinking plus fancy new shoes...
02-09-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,758
Posted By Maelochs

intermittent. Riding can help a lot, or I...

intermittent.

Riding can help a lot, or I can spend a whole ride fighting with myself. In general, enough exercise, enough rest (when I can sleep) meditation and using all the best tools I have...
01-29-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,209
Posted By Joe Bikerider

Whatever gets you out the door. And starting from...

Whatever gets you out the door. And starting from your house is a lot better than driving somewhere to start. I guess I'm lucky that way. But that's the what I prefer.
01-29-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,209
Posted By terrymorse

Try what I call “UPS touring”: You fill a...

Try what I call “UPS touring”:

You fill a box with a change of clothing and toiletries, UPS ship to a hotel, bike to the hotel, spend the night (or multiple nights), UPS ship the box home, ride...
01-29-23, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,209
Posted By Classtime

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