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06-27-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,930
Posted By Chuck M

To be fair, I did consider going back and editing...

To be fair, I did consider going back and editing my comment on the Raleigh post to make it clearer that my opinion was simply that, an opinion based on what I see bikes in my area being offered for...
06-27-22, 04:27 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 1,930
Posted By Chuck M

I was one of those that offered an opinion in the...

I was one of those that offered an opinion in the Raleigh thread. I think my opinion was on the lower end of the others, but it was based on my location and what I would want to pay. The OP of the...
06-26-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you for the post. I enjoyed the bike...

Thank you for the post. I enjoyed the bike related parts, but OMG, I forgot about Bud Dry. I think I'll ride one of my bikes down to the local brewery this afternoon for something quite a bit...
06-26-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 371
Posted By Chuck M

Those clamp on lights that Rolla suggested have...

Those clamp on lights that Rolla suggested have been around longer than I can remember. They worked fine back in the day even though the bulbs were prone to getting broken due to being pretty much...
06-25-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,795
Posted By Chuck M

World War 1 memorial bridge built in the mid 20s....

World War 1 memorial bridge built in the mid 20s. A modern bridge has bypassed it, but the original remains and is still used for vehicle traffic. This picture is from a nice multi-use path below...
06-25-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,795
Posted By Chuck M

With all the orange and white barrels, this could...

With all the orange and white barrels, this could pass for Oklahoma. I don't think there is a road in the state without one.
06-25-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26,312
Views: 2,830,987
Posted By Chuck M

Some days I’m quite happy that I can climb back...

Some days I’m quite happy that I can climb back up this hill with the gearing this old bike has. And other days I’m quite happy to walk it back to the top.

Leisurely 23 miles on a local pathway.
...
Forum: Foo
06-25-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 146
Posted By Chuck M

The Turkey Mountain portion may be short (I don't...

The Turkey Mountain portion may be short (I don't mountain bike so I've not tried it). But the Tulsa River Parks overall goes a good way and for the most part pedestrians and cyclists coexist quite...
Forum: Foo
06-23-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 357
Posted By Chuck M

I can't remember the particulars of it, but I had...

I can't remember the particulars of it, but I had to make some farkakte account to pay a toll in Texas. I received a piece of mail that looked like BS to me but I opened it anyway. It said I owed...
06-23-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,639
Posted By Chuck M

And it is still honking? I'll be damned.

And it is still honking? I'll be damned.
06-23-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21,106
Views: 3,966,154
Posted By Chuck M

If I had room for both of these and the time for...

If I had room for both of these and the time for two more projects... I'd still avoid them.

Tulsa Tough Competition Bikes...
06-23-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 537
Posted By Chuck M

So do you own a bike now? If so, try to consider...

So do you own a bike now? If so, try to consider what you like about it and what it has that suits you. Then consider what it is lacking that makes you want to upgrade or explore other options.
...
06-22-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 1,795
Posted By Chuck M

This is a nice old steel bridge that was...

This is a nice old steel bridge that was integrated into the Tulsa River Parks trail system and my '84 Raleigh Competition. I had just bought this bike a few weeks prior to this picture and this was...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-21-22, 03:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 409
Posted By Chuck M

Did you read the part about this not being after...

Did you read the part about this not being after the chain drop but after the flat?
06-20-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By Chuck M

I means overweight, divorced men in their 50s can...

I means overweight, divorced men in their 50s can wear lycra in public.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 739
Posted By Chuck M

What a shame since it is such a beautiful bike.

What a shame since it is such a beautiful bike.
06-19-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,083
Posted By Chuck M

President Bush had an accident while celebrating...

President Bush had an accident while celebrating one of his 50+ birthdays so he too could post about it here.
06-18-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By Chuck M

Depends on the bottom bracket you have. Post a...

Depends on the bottom bracket you have. Post a picture and someone will certainly tell you what you need.

Edit: The board will tell you that you can't post pictures, but you can upload them to...
06-18-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,187
Posted By Chuck M

It has been my experience that Garmin is not the...

It has been my experience that Garmin is not the best at software. I've liked all of my Garmin hardware, but the software has always had issue. If I recall, when reading what some of the 530...
06-16-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 994
Posted By Chuck M

I was thinking my temperature width would be...

I was thinking my temperature width would be pretty narrow. I'll ride in hot weather and did 85 miles in a 106 degree heat index (I forgot what the actual temperature was). And while I don't mind...
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By Chuck M

Are looking to sell this or buy it? In my...

Are looking to sell this or buy it?

In my area I would probably want to give $125 to $150 but would probably go to $200. But I'm a keeper, not a flipper. This looks to be in good condition and...
06-15-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Chuck M

I consumed a few more calories yesterday and this...

I consumed a few more calories yesterday and this morning my workout went a little better. I will probably just take an easy ride through the neighborhood before work and rest up for Sunday morning....
Forum: Road Cycling
06-15-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 796
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you. Iím going to look for this. I...

Thank you. Iím going to look for this.

I have Body Glide in a stick and tube. I prefer the squeeze tube but Iíve always liked Gold Bond products so Iíll try this out for sure.
06-14-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Chuck M

I tend to have a different muscle soreness after...

I tend to have a different muscle soreness after cycling than running. Which is puzzling to me as I don't have any soreness from this ride. Just a very low energy level. But after thinking of it,...
06-14-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Chuck M

This may be a big part of what I felt this...

This may be a big part of what I felt this morning. I was going to forgo a half marathon this spring and work on the century training but I trained with a young lady from our group doing the long...
06-14-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By Chuck M

Recovery Time after a Long Ride

I attempted my first century this past weekend getting 85 miles done before sagging in with a cut tire. Physically for the most part I felt well during the ride and the next day had my running...
06-14-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 631
Posted By Chuck M

Yes. Quite well. Most everything I need to see...

Yes. Quite well. Most everything I need to see on a ride is at a greater distance than arm's length.


This is how I expect my grandson should get his shoes on the correct feet. But somehow...
06-13-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,672
Posted By Chuck M

Thank you for taking the time to scan this and...

Thank you for taking the time to scan this and sharing it. And I will from now on refer to my helmet as a crash hat.
06-12-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By Chuck M

If the crank is trying to turn while coasting,...

If the crank is trying to turn while coasting, you have a problem in the rear hub. The squeaking is possibly the bottom bracket. As you mention riding in the rain several times before this...
06-12-22, 05:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 847
Posted By Chuck M

I rode my first organized ride yesterday. It...

I rode my first organized ride yesterday. It filled that bill well. I had a cut tire 75 miles into a century and was able to make it 10 more miles to the next rest stop. From there I had to ride...
06-12-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,235
Posted By Chuck M

I think this is a good strategy for younger...

I think this is a good strategy for younger riders as well.
06-11-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chuck M

I was unable to finish. I cut a tire at about 75...

I was unable to finish. I cut a tire at about 75 miles, replaced the tube and made it to the next rest stop 10 miles away. There they had a floor pump and once it was pumped to proper pressure, the...
Forum: Foo
06-10-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 754
Posted By Chuck M

I don't ever seem to think of any of my current...

I don't ever seem to think of any of my current activities as hobbies. Past activities though I seem to put in that category.
06-10-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 562
Posted By Chuck M

Sadly I think there will be a rise in the theft...

Sadly I think there will be a rise in the theft of Walmart and other lower tier bikes not just from kids. But from people fighting rising gas prices buying them to just possibly be able to get to...
06-10-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chuck M

I remember last year the weather being brutal....

I remember last year the weather being brutal. Much of the Spring had been quite pleasant and then that morning being hot and humid.
Forum: Foo
06-10-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 742
Posted By Chuck M

Of all the poll options listed I chose cancer. I...

Of all the poll options listed I chose cancer. I donít know how I would handle knowing that it could be a prolonged and painful death.

I did almost drown once. I have no recollection of it other...
06-10-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chuck M

I think I miscommunicated when if I suggested I...

I think I miscommunicated when if I suggested I would be riding in a group. This will be my first organized ride and I will still be riding solo in as much as I won't be riding among others as a...
06-08-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,453
Posted By Chuck M

I think he should leave the post and remove the...

I think he should leave the post and remove the seat. He will learn to ride while standing faster assuming he will learn anything at all.
Forum: Road Cycling
06-08-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,240
Posted By Chuck M

I saw this being promoted on a social media...

I saw this being promoted on a social media platform this morning. I liked the solar charging and it seems that it can be setup and configured via smartphone. But when I saw the price, my cheap...
06-08-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 698
Posted By Chuck M

If it is worth it to you, it is worth it. I have...

If it is worth it to you, it is worth it. I have an old bike boom Takara, and while I don't have a fortune in it, I probably have more than I could sell it for invested in it. But I'm not selling...
06-07-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 7,830
Posted By Chuck M

Take the wheel!

Take the wheel!
06-06-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 753
Posted By Chuck M

Post something against the rules and a moderator...

Post something against the rules and a moderator will PM you.
06-06-22, 04:20 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,238
Posted By Chuck M

I rode 30 on Saturday, came home and tuned up the...

I rode 30 on Saturday, came home and tuned up the bike I will ride next weekend, took my wife to run errands and then we spent some time with the grandkids. I would have mowed the yard, but my wife...
06-05-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chuck M

The rest stop I volunteered at last year was...

The rest stop I volunteered at last year was hosted by an Octoberfest organization. They were offering beer and brats to the riders. I don't know how many of the people taking them up on them were...
06-05-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chuck M

That is already part of the plan. My first...

That is already part of the plan. My first marathon I planned a pace strategy and even though I felt I could have started a bit faster, I stuck with the plan and was glad I did. On the other hand,...
06-05-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,192
Posted By Chuck M

LOL. I didn't register for the Ace peloton and...

LOL. I didn't register for the Ace peloton and I'm not planning on jumping into any pace lines. I watched a great number of the fondo riders last year and they weren't exactly bunched up in a...
06-05-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 593
Posted By Chuck M

If I knew the answer to that I would found the...

If I knew the answer to that I would found the iPad I left on the roof of my car.
06-05-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 26,312
Views: 2,830,987
Posted By Chuck M

My "Sunday Run" buddy had to cancel and some...

My "Sunday Run" buddy had to cancel and some thunderstorms came in anyway. But sitting around the house before church is not something I apparently enjoy and I don't like to run alone, so I got out...
06-05-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Chuck M

Given that you are new to this I think getting...

Given that you are new to this I think getting the shop's help to sort this out is the best. But as other's have said, learning to fix a flat is something you will want to skill yourself in. Good...
06-05-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Chuck M

Sometimes flats just happen. But converting your...

Sometimes flats just happen. But converting your weight in kg to pounds makes me think you may need to consider inflation based on your weight. Hopefully the shop you are taking it to is familiar...
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