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07-21-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

From the morning ride: ...

From the morning ride:

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04-23-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,900
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

What a tragic accident, sad news indeed.

What a tragic accident, sad news indeed.
10-13-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 10,126
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I was riding just yesterday, had a rider get...

I was riding just yesterday, had a rider get right up on me and then say on your left; about made me jump out of my skin. He was on an e-bike which I am seeing a parabolic increase in number on the...
10-11-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,719
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

After declining for about 7 years due to health...

After declining for about 7 years due to health problems, I took early retirement and figured out how to manage some health issues related to neurological damage. Recently I completed a ride up a...
10-03-20, 07:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,123
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on the successful and fun birthday ride....

Congrats on the successful and fun birthday ride. I did something similar this past week. The mileage was not the focus but I did exceed my age. It was more about completing a designated...
10-03-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,472
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I guess today is the big day; hope you are on the...

I guess today is the big day; hope you are on the bike having a blast as I type this.
10-01-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,273
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Thanks for posting that; good real world reminder...

Thanks for posting that; good real world reminder to not let my guard down. Glad you are on the recovery side of the equation.

Due to health problems which I finally got under control, I have...
10-01-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

From my ride this past Monday (9-28-2020): ...

From my ride this past Monday (9-28-2020):

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09-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,255
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I have been slowly adopting a more cautious...

I have been slowly adopting a more cautious approach to riding. Just as davester describes above, I now scrub some speed on the twisty descents, no need to push the edge of the envelope. Allowing a...
06-27-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 18,425
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Certainly not the most dangerous but most...

Certainly not the most dangerous but most annoying for me is the Harley Davidson. The Blue Ridge Parkway is swarming with them in the summer months; can't even hike in the back country without...
03-22-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday; plenty of people up...

Blue Ridge Parkway yesterday; plenty of people up there; harder to practice social distancing on the hiking trails now:p
...
02-06-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,884
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on the new bike. I am riding an 11-28...

Congrats on the new bike. I am riding an 11-28 rear with a 50-34 front. Switched from an 11-25 a few years ago; the 11-28 was the max I could get with my current short cage. I think the 11-32...
11-14-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,330
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Nice bike; not sure what a dropper is; I will...

Nice bike; not sure what a dropper is; I will consult my friend Google for enlightenment. In this neck of the woods, figuratively and literally, the large majority of single track means riding...
11-13-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,330
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Just two days a ago I was wrestling with age vs....

Just two days a ago I was wrestling with age vs. risk vs. reward question. I am a bit younger than the OP but this question was still concerning me. I just did my first hardcore mtb ride in about 7...
11-12-19, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Thanks again for the inspiration, I did follow...

Thanks again for the inspiration, I did follow through on it! IIRC it is the first hardcore mountain biking I've done in 7 years. Margin for error on the decent was uncomfortably slim, will go with...
11-09-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,689
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Thanks for the inspiration. My mtn bike is the...

Thanks for the inspiration. My mtn bike is the one with the dust on it; have not ridden it in 2 years; an old hard tail steel Kona which is a blast to ride; handles very much like a BMX bike. Now I...
10-21-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,954
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Great you got in a ride up Mt. Mitchell! ...

Great you got in a ride up Mt. Mitchell! Impressive ride for someone who hasn't been riding much; nice job making the most of the good weather day. I was on the lower portion of that ride on the...
10-02-19, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 507
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Hate that the crash happened but as you pointed...

Hate that the crash happened but as you pointed out the luck could have been far worse. Beautiful sunset and breakfast :thumb: How often are patrol cars around when you need them; wow, that was...
03-28-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,656
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I am willing to go with cyclops.

I am willing to go with cyclops.
03-04-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,954
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

It is similar to chip seal; certainly much...

It is similar to chip seal; certainly much rougher (protruding rocks/aggregate) than what has been previously used. I found an article saying they put it on existing surfaces that were in good...
02-28-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,512
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Thanks for info; I will keep an eye out for it.

Thanks for info; I will keep an eye out for it.
02-14-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,954
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I concur the BRP north out of Asheville toward...

I concur the BRP north out of Asheville toward and up Mt. Mitchell is good riding. You can make nice loop using BRP out of Blowing Rock up over the viaduct at Grandfather Mountain and back down on...
Forum: Foo
02-13-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 4,849
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I was assimilated into Windows 10 when I...

I was assimilated into Windows 10 when I purchased a new laptop. I just found out yesterday that Media player in Windows 10 will not play DVD's. Microsoft now will sell you a $15 app to play DVD's...
02-09-19, 08:15 AM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,659,425
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

On Wednesday during the warm spell I was...

On Wednesday during the warm spell I was speculating on how riding seemed so much easier when I was doing some steep ascents in the warmth. Did another nice more mellow ride on Thursday before the...
02-04-19, 08:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,904
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Well, the trainer is better than going to the...

Well, the trainer is better than going to the dentist:thumb:
01-28-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,659,425
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Did 24 miles on the still closed Blue Ridge...

Did 24 miles on the still closed Blue Ridge Parkway with about 2,000 feet up. Beautiful, peaceful ride with the sun shining brightly; back into the deep freeze for a few days after today. Tree crew...
01-24-19, 08:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,988
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Hope you are enjoying your birthday ride and a...

Hope you are enjoying your birthday ride and a belated Happy Birthday!
01-21-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 85,546
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Well, as I know you would agree, I would say...

Well, as I know you would agree, I would say after what Rowan has been through every last digit is significant and perhaps none more than the first 0.01 KM. Now if you want to determine the sig...
01-15-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25,965
Views: 2,659,425
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway today; been...

Took a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway today; been closed awhile due to the shut down. Temps ranged from near 40 F down to near 32 F depending on elevation and riding on the north face. A bit chilly...
Forum: Foo
01-10-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

In (intoxicated) memory of the ever elusive...

In (intoxicated) memory of the ever elusive Swedish Bikini team.
01-02-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,168
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

If life allows me; I hope to have more miles on...

If life allows me; I hope to have more miles on the bike and more miles on the feet with my wife. Got in a nice walk with the wife yesterday and nice ride today so I'll call it a good year as of...
12-31-18, 07:22 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,469
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

That does sound like a great day on the bike. ...

That does sound like a great day on the bike. The type of intervals I could get into, beer-coffee-beer. I might also be able to keep up on the bike at the aforementioned pace.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
12-14-18, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,477
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

The VA Creeper is beautiful and worth doing; I...

The VA Creeper is beautiful and worth doing; I have only done it on a mountain bike but did it once from Abingdon up to the VA/NC line and back. I was wiped out by the end of that day. There was...
12-14-18, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,233
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Hard to believe you can enjoy chores so much; I...

Hard to believe you can enjoy chores so much; I understand completely. Getting out and working hard after not being able to is something that truly feels invigorating.

A buddy of mine that does...
12-13-18, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I am in NC; still have a fondness for the...

I am in NC; still have a fondness for the mountains in VA from my time at VT, of course a bit SW of you. Being a cyclist, winter isn't my favorite time of year but getting up on the Parkway (or...
12-11-18, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Here's a few more from the Parkway yesterday;...

Here's a few more from the Parkway yesterday; however, I will confess non-cycling content; wife and I hiked up there; we did see fat tire tracks: (PS that picture of you daughter is great)...
12-04-18, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Decided to get in a ride yesterday before the...

Decided to get in a ride yesterday before the cold and snow return:
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11-30-18, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,398
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Glad it was not worse for you and your family.

Glad it was not worse for you and your family.
11-26-18, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,205
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on getting back out there! Only 25...

Congrats on getting back out there! Only 25 miles on your first ride after hip replacement:innocent:
11-24-18, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,795
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on the new ride; have fun!

Congrats on the new ride; have fun!
11-21-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

In this case it had been closed due to rock...

In this case it had been closed due to rock coming loose on the ceiling of the Tanbark Ridge tunnel just north of Asheville. I was expecting it to be closed to hikers and cyclists but they had...
11-21-18, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,062
Views: 608,391
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Enjoyed a relaxing ride on a closed section of...

Enjoyed a relaxing ride on a closed section of the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple of days...
11-16-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,469
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I started to think about how to define and...

I started to think about how to define and document my slowness. Much of the riding I do is up long grades in the mountains. I was always slow but in recent years slowed down even more due to some...
11-12-18, 08:33 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,469
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

This thread sure has gotten bent. The only time...

This thread sure has gotten bent. The only time I ride fast is downhill and I would not feel comfortable on a high speed mountain decent riding a bent. Coincidentally no one else seems to either,...
10-23-18, 07:03 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,845
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Enjoyed the photos:thumb:; we may get a little...

Enjoyed the photos:thumb:; we may get a little snow on the peaks down south this weekend and I mean deep south compared to the OP.
10-19-18, 08:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,086
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I did cut back on carbs to a degree but have no...

I did cut back on carbs to a degree but have no desire keep track of everything I eat to count grams of carbs. I found periodic fasting to work for me and managed to drop about 20 pounds in about a...
08-31-18, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

Congrats on the speedy recovery. No doubt...

Congrats on the speedy recovery. No doubt fitness is a huge help; irony that the bike caused the issue but the fitness from riding is helping with the recovery. Certainly we all agree the fitness...
08-31-18, 07:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,340
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I had lobar pneumonia when I was in my 20's (ah,...

I had lobar pneumonia when I was in my 20's (ah, to be young and otherwise healthy). My only symptom was a fever; this threw the doc for a loop; said my symptoms should be much more severe. Started...
08-21-18, 08:01 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 17,469
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

My M.O. is to ride very slow up the mountain and...

My M.O. is to ride very slow up the mountain and fast down the mountain. I don't pay much attention to speed and adjust my ride difficulty with length and incline of the route. I do like to stop...
08-19-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,273
Posted By DeceptivelySlow

I enjoy the long climbs which is good since that...

I enjoy the long climbs which is good since that is a requirement for riding most of the terrain in these parts. I am trying to get back into shape for some of the steeper climbs; what I term as...
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